family history, Tractors

Grandpa’s Tractors

Grandpa and his BF Avery A tractor I remember visiting Grandma and Grandpa Frederick's house as a kid and Grandpa would dig out the photo albums. We would go through and he would tell a story about certain pictures--I wish I could remember them all! There was one album with pictures of tractors, equipment and… Continue reading Grandpa’s Tractors

family history, History

Letters to Lorraine-June 25, 1935

Neosho, WisconsinJune 25, 1935 Dearest Lorraine, I never hear from you, so I thought I'd write again.How did your get over the birthday? Ha! Ha!Did you go to the Schwartz Sunday? I was to Neosho to the church picnic, that is with the folks. Was you and Melvin here Sunday to get me? How about… Continue reading Letters to Lorraine-June 25, 1935

family history, History

Letters to Lorraine-May 21, 1935

Cataract, WisconsinMay 21st 1935 Dear Lorraine, Must take time and answer your letter tonight. We have been so busy. We have our house cleaning done. Yesterday I helped the men folks plant corn. Planted 13 acres. They still have more to plant for the silo. I can hardly walk to-day my feet are so sore.… Continue reading Letters to Lorraine-May 21, 1935

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Allis-Chalmers B-210 Project

Allis-Chalmers B210 from advertising material(Courtesy of SimpleTrACtors.com) After many years I've finally started another Allis-Chalmers restoration project. This tractor is a little smaller--and it's yellow instead of orange! This is a late 1960s Allis-Chalmers B-210 lawn tractor. The tractor itself is in good shape, but the Briggs & Stratton engine needs some TLC. These were… Continue reading Allis-Chalmers B-210 Project

History

The Confederate Monument & Pseudohistory

With the racial tension rocking our nation, what is your opinion on the monuments that commemorate the Confederacy, it's soldiers, and war leaders? These monuments started to appear near the turn of the 20th century and more were erected again in mid-century as part of the "Lost Cause" pseudohistory. Should these be left in place… Continue reading The Confederate Monument & Pseudohistory

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Veteran’s Etchings in Milwaukee Soldiers Home

Veteran’s etchings from historic Milwaukee Soldiers Home tower Check out this awesome story! It’s neat when you find notes/traces of people from the past. In the old Oshkosh B’gosh factory in Oshkosh—now the Winnebago County Administration Building—there are dates and weather reports etched into some the wood paneled walls in old coal storage area in… Continue reading Veteran’s Etchings in Milwaukee Soldiers Home