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Of early tractor companies, few survived

Thursday, May 21, 2015

In the early days, tractor companies were abundant, but only a few had what it took to survive.

Of early tractor companies, few survived

Thursday, May 21, 2015

During the years of World War I and after, at least until the severe agricultural depression of 1921, tractor manufacturers and wannabes, as well as not a few charlatans who only hoped to sell stock in non-existent tractor companies, were thick on the ground, especially in the Midwest.

Oliver tractor manufacturing was ‘saved’ by Russia

Thursday, May 7, 2015

There are tons of interesting stories from the old days of farm equipment manufacturing.

A look back at early manufacturers of crawler tractors

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Crawler tractors have quite the history.

Author gave timely tips for 19th century women

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Lydia Marie Child’s “The American Frugal Housewife” published in 1832, contains a list of maxims for health that are worth a read.

Pioneer corn shuckin’ was a jolly good time

Thursday, March 26, 2015

I found a book online titled: Canton: Its Pioneers and History. A Contribution To The History Of Fulton County, by Alonzo M. Swan, that was published in 1871.

Pioneer corn shuckin’ was a jolly good time

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Corn shucking was quite the community event, especially for the young folks.

The Happy Farmer tractor was anything but happy

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Happy Farmer tractor did not exactly live up to its name.

Blue lap dogs and complaints about Congress

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Some news from 1846 could be ripped from today’s headlines; some makes for glimpse at past.

Birth of the American barista

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, Tim Hortons — today there are coffee shops everywhere. Back in the 1870s, however, such establishments were rarely heard of.

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