A contributor recounts part of the life story of his father, who settled near Wolsey, SD early in the early 20th century and made his living breaking sod and threshing grain.
This is a 2 1/2 hp Sandwich, courtesy ofthe Lawrence Torske Engine Collection, Mclntosh, Minnesota.
This is a 2 cycle Ellis, 6 hp owned by Lawrence Torske,Mclntosh, Minnesota. Courtesy of Lawrence Torske, Route 2, Box 22, Mclntosh, Minnesota 56556
PHOTO: LAWRENCE TORSKE
This is a 5 hp Stickney, courtesy of the Lawrence TorskeEngine Collection, Mclntosh, Minnesota
This is Clyde Allshouse aboard his 1929 tractor, model unknown.
Harry Shaffer's 1919 Huber in A-1 running condition. Harryis from the Ft. Allen Association.
This is a 3 hp Challenge, courtesy of the Lawrence TorskeEngine Collection, Mclntosh, Minnesota.
The Fordson is a 1926 that I bought in 1935. Have used thistractor for many years in my farming operation. The best year Ifarmed 160 acres and shelled about 150,000 bu. of corn with thistractor and a 1927 John Deere Sheller No. 9 which is also in thepicture. I still have the tractor and it runs real good. Courtesy of Henry Chenck, DeSmet, South Dakot
This is a 22-38 IHC machine purchasednew in 1925 by W. D. McAfee. It has never missed a year of threshing but isdown to two jobs now.
WILLIAM F. McAFEE
What Is It? Air cooled upright from Northwest Cement Mixer. William Graves of Camden, NY isthe owner. He is also a member of Pioneer GasEngine Central New York Chapter of Pioneer Gas EngineAssociation.