Letters to the Editor

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I greatly appreciate Sam Moore’s articles in Farm
. I especially appreciated the article on wooden
wagons in the July 2007 issue. This harks back to my childhood with
memories of the end gate seeder and hand corn picking in central

Having said that, I have a request. I’d like Sam to do the same
type of article on the wooden bobsled, the working cargo hauler for
winter chores. I hauled many a load of loose hay from the stacks to
the barn. Going back to the 1930s, it was our only winter vehicle
when the roads were not kept open. Mother kept rocks in the oven to
keep us warm under the buffalo hide robe when traveling to a social
evening or to town for supplies, both bought and bartered.

I have tried to make a 1/16-scale toy and did not do too bad for
the first try. I believe I could do so much better with the
drawings like Sam provided for the wagons.

Bill Butler
1227 W. 4th St.
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 966-2311

Editor’s note: A visit to the local library might be of some
help. Researching the U.S. Patent Office on the Internet would give
you access to several patent drawings

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