Thursday, June 30, 2016
Let's Talk Rusty Iron

Let's Talk Rusty Iron

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.

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

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 Hart-Parr 28-44

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

Crawler tractors have quite the history.

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

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.

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