Monday, March 18, 2019
school teacher breaking down door

Local schools were scarce in frontier communities during the mid- to late-19th century, nor was there much in the way of celebrating the Christmas holiday.
World War I

As this month marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the World War I, Sam Moore shares a story of "beating swords into plough shares."
Old car Ad

Sam Moore recalls the pressing issues of 80 years ago, just after he turned 5 and was probably happily anticipating Christmas.
One Post Bed

Pioneers did not have many of the conveniences we enjoy today, starting with sleeping arrangements and living conditions inside cramped cabins.
western fires

The fires that have been plaguing the west are not a new phenomenon — fires were a scourge to the settlers in the prairies of the Old West.
1919 fuel famine

During a time when most heated with coal and factories relied on steam for power and light, a coal miners' strike inspired interesting uses for tractors.
Avery 5-10 Model B

Rated at 5-10 HP, the little Avery 5-10 Model B was just 50 inches wide, 54 inches high, 135 inches long and weighed 2,600 pounds.
Mogul

In 1919, International Harvester Company published 48 letters from satisfied operators describing how they used their tractors and how reliable they were.
road grading

Sam Moore recaps a 100-year-old letter to the Rural New Yorker, which described the construction of a military road during World War I.
beehive

Sam Moore recounts a honey-hunting passage from a book titled The Puddleford Papers, published in 1856.
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