2015 Half Century of Progress Show

Mammoth Half Century of Progress Show puts old iron to work across more than 600 acres.

Frank Fahl’s 1937 Allis-Chalmers WC, pulling two AC 1-bottom plows dating to the 1930s. The WC has been modified with a wide front end. “You’ll probably never see another one like it,” says Frank, who lives in Columbia City, Ind. The tractor was sold new on steel wheels. When the second owner bought it in the 1940s, he drove it home 7 miles over a frozen gravel road. “Afterward he said he swore to himself 500 times during that drive that he’d put that tractor on rubber if it was the last thing he did,” Frank says.
Photo by Teri McManus