Horses to Tractors: Remembering the Final Days of Horse Farming

Larry Scheckel reminisces about his family's adaptation to mechanical farm equipment, and their final days of traditional horse farming.

Allis-Chalmers Model U tractor
An Allis-Chalmers Model U tractor was the first tractor Alvin Scheckel purchased. The steel-lugged beast did a great deal of farm work but never replaced the farm's three horses.
Illustration by Fred Weiner