The Shepherd of the Hills

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Courtesy of M. W. Millhouse, R.F.D. 1, Iowa Falls, Iowa 50126 Old Matt's sawmill. I am standing by the saw blade.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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