This is the depot where we found the old Minnie. If buildings could talk, this one could probably tell a lot of stories- the days of steam trains, floods on the Illinois River, people leaving home and people returning to Naples.
This is what the old 17-28 looked like when we first saw it in the depot. After all these years the engine is still free. I have never known why some of these early tractors had left hand belt pulleys.
This is Charley Calvin getting ready to hook the winch cable to the 17-28. As is very apparent, the right rear tire was flat.
This is Mrs. Smith, the lady I purchased the tractor from, and her nephew. This was taken in front of her home in Naples, Illinois.
After much trouble with my new winch, here is the 17-28 on my trailer. Hard to tell now but this had been a beautiful place in its time. Reminded me of an old Southern plantation.