North Powder, Oregon 97867
The bottom picture was taken in James Forbus Umpleby's warehouse in Pana, Illinois in 1913. He was the International dealer along with his grain, feed and seed business. My dad, W. G. Umpleby and mother, Carrie Umpleby, and I, Harold K. Umpleby were back there on a visit from Anthony, Kansas. The folks had moved from there to Anthony in 1906. Dad was a farmer and thresherman.
The engine in At Top Right picture is a one horse International Mogul which I liked to crank, so they took my picture with the engine sitting on four beer bottles while running.
When I saw the little one horse Mogul, in the top picture, a couple years ago, I bought it, put it back in running order, found some old beer bottles in a garbage dump, set the engine on them and started it to have my picture taken 65 years later. My son took the picture with me pointing to the engine running, while sitting on the bottles, but the lens on his camera is quite fast so the picture doesn't show that it is running, but it is.
I start slow and move the same way, but am still farming at North Powder, Oregon. I have several old engines and tractors and at present am building a one-third scale Case steam engine in my spare time.
Sure do enjoy the Gas Engine and The Iron Men Album magazines.
Notice in the bottom picture what they did with their autos in the winter covered them up in the shed and hoped for better roads.