The Shepherd of the Hills


| March/April 1967

  • The steam line on Case Engine
    Courtesy of M. W. Millhouse, R.F.D. 1, Iowa Falls, Iowa 50126 Close up of the steam line on Case Engine. 21523. Only a globe valve for a throttle.
    M. W. Millhouse
  • Blacksmith shop
    Courtesy of M. W. Millhouse, R.F.D. I, Iowa Falls, Iowa 50126 Old Mart's blacksmith shop. You can just see the wheel of the old post drill sticking out behind corner post.
    M. W. Millhouse
  • Old Matt's cabin
    Courtesy of M. W. Millhouse, R.F.D. 1, Iowa Falls, Iowa 50126 Old Matt's cabin. I stood by the base of the steps and my daughter, Harriet, snapped the picture.
    M. W. Millhouse
  • Old Matt's sawmill
    Courtesy of M. W. Millhouse, R.F.D. 1, Iowa Falls, Iowa 50126 Old Matt's sawmill. I am standing by the saw blade.
    M. W. Millhouse
  • Old Matt's Case Engine
    Courtesy of M. W. Millhouse, R.F.D. 1, Iowa Falls, Iowa 50126 Old Matt's Case Engine, 6-18 H.P., Serial No. 21523, 30 - 2'' flues. I am standing by the engine.
    M. W. Millhouse
  • Old Matt's Case Engine
    Courtesy of M. W. Millhouse, R.F.D. 1, Iowa Falls, Iowa 50126 The rear view of Old Matt's Case Engine showing no reverse lever.
    M. W. Millhouse
  • Old Matt's sawmill

    M. W. Millhouse

  • The steam line on Case Engine
  • Blacksmith shop
  • Old Matt's cabin
  • Old Matt's sawmill
  • Old Matt's Case Engine
  • Old Matt's Case Engine
  • Old Matt's sawmill

R.F.D. I, Iowa Falls, Iowa 50126

I enjoy your Album so much and always look a lot at the pictures.

As a young man I enjoyed the book, 'The Shepherd of the Hills', written by Harold Bell Wright. I was very much interested in the account of 'Old Matt's' little engine and sawmill plus the grist mill.

Last winter my wife and I visited our daughter living at Table Rock Dam, Missouri. While there I learned that the 'Shepherd of the Hills' country was only a few miles from there on Highway 76 west from Branson, Missouri, only about 7 to 9 miles. Also that Old Matt's possessions had been preserved almost to the letter. I don't know whether this will interest anyone else as it did me, but below are a few snaps that we took while there.