Photos Show Farming in Pampa, Texas
Enjoy this unique window into past agricultural practices with these two photos unearthed by a Farm Collector reader.
I found two pictures of old farm machinery from the Pampa, Texas, area, creating the dust bowl in Pampa. The one at top is a Rumely OilPull; the one below is a Buffalo Pitts steam engine.
Bill Bell, Amarillo, Texas
Editor’s note: The photo of the Buffalo Pitts is an early postcard. On the back of the card (which had never been mailed) a description of the scene was typed in German. Translated, it reads: “Breaking the Pampas with a steam disc plow. 20 to 22 hectares every day.”
Wood Keeps the Home Fires Burning
Read about how this family’s toil ensured that they would have a wood pile that would stand up to fierce winter weather.
Back to School Memories
Check out one blogger’s fond memories of schoolyard antics and education back in the 1940s.
Promoting a New Company: J.I. Case Plow Works
Check out this chromolithograph advertisement for the J.I. Case Plow Works.