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.”
Independence Day in the Late 1840s
Read this delightful story about a Fourth of July celebration back in the late 1840s and the chaos that ensued.
Rising to the Top
Read about how one New Zealand man’s fascinating milk can collection evokes farmhouse nostalgia.
Fourth of July in 1916
A parade, Civil War veterans, Rough Riders, and drum and bugle corps made up the Fourth of July celebration on Muddy Creek