Meet Our Major Bragg!


| August/September 1992

  • 1917 Heider tractor

  • Major Bragg


  • 1917 Heider tractor
  • Major Bragg

Barbara Dean R 1, Box 108 Atwood, Illinois 61913

I thought you would be interested in these photos of Major Bragg of rural Atwood, Illinois. One photo was taken last fall on his 1917 Heider tractor, the other on February 1, 1992 at a surprise party for him at the local cafe celebrating his 96th birthday! A remarkable man who lives alone, still drives a car or tractor, has lived in the same house 76 years, and is considered a necessity at the Douglas County Historical Steam Festival and Rockome Gardens at Arcola, Ill., he's a walking history book and doesn't forget anything!

He gave up ice skating after a fall when he was 70, but still does anything else he wants to. He has been a subscriber to GEM and other publications similar to it for many years and really enjoys the For Sale ads.



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