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Last wood burner in Louisiana in use Louisiana Longlear Lbr. Co., Fisher, La. Baldwin 1907 Ex ' Victoria Fisher & Western R. R ''
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Steam engine marks the grave of Linus George Schlachter in a cemetery in Perry County, Indiana. Schlachter, who owned the engine many years, left the request that it foe used to mark his grave.
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The 20 Hp. Sawyer-Massey, built in 1926 and carries a Government Test of 175 P.S.I, steam pressure. This engine, is in excellent shape and is taken care of quite well
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In 1900 Ed Mabry and his wife, Lizzie, came to the Virginia mountains. They bought a farm with money he saved while working in the coal mines of West Virginia.
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Mr. Clarence Coons of Lakefield, Ontario pictured at the controls of the traction engine he owns and it was in operation at the Peterborough County Centennial Sleigh Ride held on Jan. 6, 7, 1967. The 20 Hp. Sawyer-Massey was built in 1926. Bryant Young, w
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This is the picture of the first use of any power, other than oxen or horses, to be used for grading roads in DeKalb County, Indiana. In June 1911, Wm. G. Boren offered to pull the road grader for the sum of ten dollars per day of ten hours and furnished
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Linus George Schlachter owned this 24 Hp. Kitten engine No. 217. He requested it be put on his grave at his death. He died Feb. 24, 1967. The cemetery is 3 miles north of Bristol, Indiana and mile east of Indiana 145.
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The engine and sawmill that were in operation at the Peterborough County Centennial Sleigh Ride held in January.
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Pictured is my Uncle's Case Steamer that went through a bridge the day after Thanksgiving 1908. It was owned by John Swanson of Clebume, Kansas. It happened about one mile from my fathers farm and 35 miles north of Manhattan, Kansas. Two men were killed -
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I subscribed for your Iron Men Album Magazine last fall at Northeast Nebraska Threshers Reunion at Mayberry's, Niobrara, Nebraska. I have certainly enjoyed reading this magazine and have let some of my older friends read it

We were able to do the heavy grading on six miles of road in the
alloted time. When using three, teams of horses we could only make
one mile per day, at three dollars per day for a man and his team.
There was much opposition to the use of the steam tractor by the,
horse owners. The engine power did six miles of road in the three

Wm. G. Boren is the man and his son Paul, is his fireman. Ray
Farver took the, picture and handled the grader while working. It
was several years before this power was used again. I think the
engine was a 16 Hp. Keck-Gonnerman, purchased about 1908.

If I remember correctly it was a 75 Hp. with a trailer which
killed the men. I’ll always remember that crash. The engine was
used several years after that The last I heard of it, it was at
Zeandale, Kansas, east of Manhattan about 1920.

I ran threshing outfits and started when I was 16 years old. I
owned two outfits when I was older. One was a Huber return flue, 16

A friend of mine, Gert Von Hagel, has read both issues that I
received and he gave me this picture out of his collections and
said if I would like to send it in I could.

Uncle Ed, as he was called, never intended to follow the plow as
he was mechanically bent. In 1902 he started building his mill. By
1908, he was grinding corn and buckwheat and also had a blacksmith
shop. He soon had the reputation of being a man who could repair
anything. Then he added a saw mill.

In those days the farmer boy would come to the mill riding the
Old Mare with a bag of corn or buckwheat across her back. Uncle Ed
would stand by the grinding stones and the boy would pour the
grist. After Uncle Ed took his toll fo 10% the boy would put his
sack of meal across the mare’s back and start the long journey
home. If he wasn’t lucky enough to reach home before dark, for
sometimes he came as far as 20 miles, he might hear the howl of
wolves and the wild cats snarling. Such was mountain life. Uncle Ed
went to his glory in 1938.


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