Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Let's Talk Rusty Iron

Let's Talk Rusty Iron

This week I’m going to attempt to kill two birds with one bush – er, that’s not right – but you get the idea....
1919 military convoy

Last week a convoy of restored military vehicles rolled through Salem, Ohio, inspiring Sam Moore to dust off and rerun a column he wrote 10 years ago.
Slater Mill Historic Site

Learn more about the history of Slater and Brown's Cotton Mill that opened in Pawtucket, R.I. in 1790.
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.

On April 28, I attended the Ohio Draft Horse Plowing Contest at Carriage Hill Farm in Huber Heights, Ohio. Carriage Hill Farm is a...
Packard truck replica

A look back at the development of the Packard truck in the early 1900s.

Sometime around 1941, the Moore & Townsend partnership (my father and my uncle) bought a used Farmall F-30 tractor to replace an old McCormick-Deering...
Farm Journal 1957

Sam Moore reviews the December 1957 issue of Farm Journal magazine to get a glimpse of what the holidays were like 60 years ago.
Newcomen steam engine

Learn more about the Newcomen engines, called "Fire Engines," which were used to pump water from British mines.

For centuries, grain was threshed by beating the grain with flails, trampling it with horses or oxen, or by pulling stone or wooden rollers and sledges over it.