Sunday, February 7, 2016

Testing a Plow

Vintage farm photo, Brunner Farm

Albert (A.J.) Loudon, Nick Althouse and Homer Althouse pause for a quick photo during a 1953 test of this plow on a farm near Salem, Ohio. It must’ve been a good trial, because Nick Althouse bought the plow!

(Submitted by Thomas Downing)

The late Lee Brown, of Perry Township, in Lawrence Co., Pa. leaves his home farm at the top of the hill, on what is now Armstrong Road. He’s driving a Fordson tractor and towing a wooden Frick thresher. This photo is estimated to have been taken in the 1920s.
(Submitted by DeWayne Horne)

Retired dairyman DeWayne Horne, of Jamestown, Pa., shares this 1950s photo of him as a young man unloading milk cans at a milk receiving plant in Adamsville, Pa. Horne, now 81, also told us his father, Vere Horne, purchased a 1924 Model T Ford truck for $450, which he used to haul milk. In 1926, the elder Horne was the first contract hauler to the milk receiving plant in Adamsville. The milk was then delivered to Pittsburgh by rail in 10-gallon cans. He continued his route until retiring in 1964. Horne proudly adds his four children remain dairy farmers today.
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