Thursday, May 5, 2016
Let's Talk Rusty Iron

Let's Talk Rusty Iron

Pre-war Case VC

As late as the early 1930s, small acreage farmers with only two or three horses and wanting to go to power farming were left with few options.

Building a high quality body for a carriage “was an art in itself,” and even a good carpenter or cabinet maker would be unable to do it properly.

One of the many forgotten pioneers of the fledgling tractor industry was George T. Strite.

Joe Leiter's story is another example of how speculators control the prices farmers receive for their products, a practice that continues today -- just ask Marlin Clark.

Not too many of we oldtimers are still around who can say that we lived through the Great Depression of the early 1930s. Young life In...

A book titled Fordson, Farmall, and Poppin’ Johnny, written in 1987 by Robert C. Williams, tells the history of the tractor beginning with John Froelich’s 1892 contraption, generally credited with being the first gasoline engine powered traction engine, up through the 1980s.

Deere & Company was heavily involved, with Charles Deere being appointed one of the two fair commissioners from Illinois.

What do famous musicians Daniel Barenboim, Harry Connick, Jr., Billy Joel, Benjamin Britten, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Vladimir Horowitz, have in common with Gottlieb Daimler, German inventor of one of the first motor cars?

With town by town descriptions, The Complete Official Road Guide of the Lincoln Highway, published in 1916, gives background information and other tidbits about the famous route.

A chapter from The Romance of the Reaper.
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