Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Let's Talk Rusty Iron

Let's Talk Rusty Iron

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As a result of World War I, farm help was scarce and expensive so gasoline tractors were becoming more and more popular on American farms.
Slater Mill Historic Site

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

Before the internal combustion engine was perfected or steam power became popular, animals were used to supplement human brawn as a power source.
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.
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Sam Moore details the early career of William Hazlett Upson, the author of the Alexander Botts adventures, published from the 1920s into the '60s.
turkey

In the November 1928 issue of The American Thresherman magazine “Aunt Malinda” wrote of a recent Thanksgiving with she and “Uncle Silas.”
plow

Although Deere history gives credit for the steel plow to Deere, Case, who later owned Andrus' plow company, cites Leonard Andrus and never mentions Deere.
Corn husking

During the 1920s, the pros and cons of the new-fangled machines were hotly debated in the farm press.
Autonomous tractor

Bascom B. Clarke, "The Old Machine Man," would never believe agriculture today — the crop yields and the automated farm equipment.
Harvest.

Before there was a way to haul loose grain, it was sacked out of the threshing machine.
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