Alexander Botts: The Natural-Born Salesman of Earthworm Crawler Tractors

Writer William Hazlett Upson's characters back in print

Perhaps the only movie ever to premiere in Peria, Ill., Earthworm Tractors premiered there July 14,1936, at the Madison Theater. Filmmakers used the town and the Caterpillar factory theere as the basis for the fictional town of Earthworm, Ill.
courtesy Caterpillar Inc. Corporate Archives