I Remember


| January/February 1958



Hart-Parr tractor

Hart-Parr tractor and Red River Special in 1915. The place is 5 miles south of Bloomfield, Montana. Owned by Bontreger & Boutelle, Bloom field. Montana. See Mr. Montreger's letter, I Remember.

Belleville, Pennsylvania

WAS CERTAINLY INterested to see the picture of the vertical Westinghouse engine in the last issue of the ALBUM, because I saw that outfit along the trail between Miles City and Cohagen when I was driving through there from Miles to my homestead 12 miles southwest of Cohagen on Little Dry Creek.

I was traveling in the 1914 Model T shown in the picture enclosed.

Sorry I do not remember what year it was, but must have been 1916 or later as we bought that car in the summer of 1916, after we had bought a used outfit consisting of a 30-60 Old Reliable Hart-Parr, a 32-54 Red River Special separator, an 8-14 bottom John Deere plow with both stubble and sod bottoms and a 7' packer.

We operated as Bontreger and Boutelle, starting in the fall of '15, threshing around Bloomfield, Montana.

In the spring of '16 we plowed about 500 acres of both old and new ground around Bloomfield and then threshed around there in the fall until after we had zero weather with a snow storm.