Tuesday, May 3, 2016
The Whippet automobile

Folks often ask how I think of stuff to write about, and while I sometimes really have to scratch to come up with a subject, especially when a deadline is breathing down my neck, things I see in my travels often trigger a memory that leads to an idea for a story.

Old wills, and I mean really old wills, are fascinating to read. They're a way to learn about how our ancestors lived, as well as seeing what worldly goods were important to them.

From my Looking Back Department, comes this glimpse of farming in July of 1938 (I was almost five years old), as recorded in the...

I spent July 12 at the Ashtabula County Antique Engine Club's 33rd annual show, at their well-developed grounds along Route 322.

By SAM MOOREWith this month being the 70th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944, it might be an...

One of the early tractor builders in Ohio was the Ohio Manufacturing Company in Upper Sandusky. In 1899, Samuel S. Morton built a crude tractor in York, Pa., with a large, horizontal, one-cylinder, hopper-cooled Otto engine mounted on a relatively, for the time, light-weight chassis with a short wheelbase.

By SAM MOORE During most of the 20th century Salem, Ohio, was a hotbed of industrial activity with several large manufacturing plants, such as those...

In March 1939, I was still five months away from my sixth birthday and one more from my first year in a one-room country...

The two Whinery brothers sold Deering farm equipment and other farm supplies, as well as builder's supplies and, in 1915, made the decision to incorporate the business as a stockholder-owned company, probably to raise money to expand the business.

Even though women have, since the beginning of time, labored mightily to help feed, clothe and house their families, as well as bearing the...
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