Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Let's Talk Rusty Iron

Let's Talk Rusty Iron

Woo-Wee Wolf Whistle auto horn ad 1948

Ever wonder why every automobile comes equipped with a horn?

I've been reading about how people traveled long distances during the early decades of the 19th century before the development of the railroads.
American farmer cartoon

October 1939: Poland was desperately fighting the German Wehrmacht in the west and the Red Army in the east, vestiges of the Great Depression lingered in this country, FDR was well into his 2nd term as President and your author was in his second month of 1st grade at Court School, a one-roomed frame building in western Pennsylvania.

The column a few weeks ago brought several responses about the fun experiences folks have had while towing or being towed on tractors. Here are two (somewhat edited for space) that I enjoyed.

How about that Dodge Ram ad at the Super Bowl? It’s not often that the advantages and benefits of farming are placed before such...

Well, Mother Nature is playing an April Fool’s Day trick on us — it’s snowing as I write this. However, it must be spring;...

Start a tractor by firing a shotgun shell? You’ve got to be kidding! However, the post-World War II Field Marshall tractor used just such...

The first of Henry Ford’s long anticipated farm tractors rolled off the Dearborn assembly line more than 90 years ago on Oct. 8, 1917....
Alice Ramsey

Alice Ramsey's journey across the country continued.

My parents, Blanche Ganoe and Sam Moore, were married in October 1931, and while I don't know how they spent that first Christmas, I'm...
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