Between the Bookends: Four Farm Equipment Book Reviews for 2008
Four books for old iron collectors: C.H. Wendel, farm tractors, John Deere history and historic farmhouses of the Midwest.
In 1884, “a very cheap and convenient house.” Balloon frame structures not only survived extreme weather, they were also well suited to shifting needs. Entire structures were fairly easy to relocate (intact or disassembled) and wings could be added and moved more easily than with other framing systems.
From a 1910 plan, “a modern house” that could be built for $720.