| September/October 1999

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    Mark A. Corson
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    Gary Yaeger

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This photograph, sent by Mark A. Corson, 9374 Roosevelt St., Crown Point, Indiana 46307, was taken in the fall of 1998 at Bangor, Maine. The tulip poplar being hauled on the trailer is 38 feet long and four feet at the butt. As seen here, it's all ready for the sawmill, where it resulted in 2,000 board feet of lumber.

Gary Yaeger, 146 Reimer Lane, Whitefish, Montana 59937, sent this picture taken in September 1998 at Carl Mehmke's annual plowing day. Gary writes, 'On the last round of the day, we lined up the four engines for a picture by Michigan resident Karen Johnson. In the cab of the lead engine, a 1911 Case 110 HP, are engineers Carl Mehmke and Don Bradley. At right on the 12 bottom John Deere is me, and Mason, Michigan's John Schrock. Somewhere on the same plow is Graham Sellers of Coldwater, Michigan. The next engine is Carl's 20-70 HP Nichols & Shepard double cylinder, operated by the California contingent of Dean Ailing and Jake Williams. Ailing holds a Montana traction engine license. Next in line is Carl's 1907 Case 32 HP engineered by Dave Vanek and Larry McKenzie. Last in line was Carl's 75 HP Case plow engine. I was the engineer and Nick Poncelet was my steerman. Also notice, between the lead and second engine, slightly to the rear, Carl's Square Turn plow tractor.'


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