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Deere played big role in Chicago World’s Fair

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Deere & Company was heavily involved, with Charles Deere being appointed one of the two fair commissioners from Illinois.

Daimler history includes a famous Steinway

Thursday, July 2, 2015

What do famous musicians Daniel Barenboim, Harry Connick, Jr., Billy Joel, Benjamin Britten, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Vladimir Horowitz, have in common with Gottlieb Daimler, German inventor of one of the first motor cars?

The Lincoln Highway has come a long way

Thursday, June 18, 2015

With town by town descriptions, The Complete Official Road Guide of the Lincoln Highway, published in 1916, gives background information and other tidbits about the famous route.

How Russia saved Oliver, and vice versa

Thursday, June 4, 2015

A chapter from The Romance of the Reaper.

Of early tractor companies, few survived

Thursday, May 21, 2015

In the early days, tractor companies were abundant, but only a few had what it took to survive.

Of early tractor companies, few survived

Thursday, May 21, 2015

During the years of World War I and after, at least until the severe agricultural depression of 1921, tractor manufacturers and wannabes, as well as not a few charlatans who only hoped to sell stock in non-existent tractor companies, were thick on the ground, especially in the Midwest.

Oliver tractor manufacturing was ‘saved’ by Russia

Thursday, May 7, 2015

There are tons of interesting stories from the old days of farm equipment manufacturing.

A look back at early manufacturers of crawler tractors

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Crawler tractors have quite the history.

Author gave timely tips for 19th century women

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Lydia Marie Child’s “The American Frugal Housewife” published in 1832, contains a list of maxims for health that are worth a read.

Pioneer corn shuckin’ was a jolly good time

Thursday, March 26, 2015

I found a book online titled: Canton: Its Pioneers and History. A Contribution To The History Of Fulton County, by Alonzo M. Swan, that was published in 1871.


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