The Agriculture Hall of Fame and National Center opens their doors to their new agriculture museum.
Sixty years of progress in the industry and engineering
advancements were really brought into focus when in November the
Peoples Broadcasting Company and WRFD Radio, Worthington, Ohio,
donated to the Agriculture Hall of Fame and National Center at
Bonner Springs, Kansas, two carloads of antique International
Harvester tractors and other related pieces of antique farm
Several years ago, the Peoples Broadcasting Company and WRFD
Radio had plans to formulate in Worthington, Ohio, an agriculture
complex including museum to form the nucleus of a large and
informative agriculture museum on their property. Their plans for
the agriculture museum did not develop and the antiques were placed
in storage. The major portion of the antique tractors that were
shipped to the Agriculture Hall of Fame and National Center were
purchased from the private collection of our former. I.H. District
Manager at Columbus, Mr. Nester Heitz, by Peoples Broadcasting
Company and WRFD.
In the summer of 1965, the Agriculture Hall of Fame and National
Center at Bonner Springs, Kansas became a reality, making this a
national attraction where the displaying of the fine antique
tractors and equipment pictured here could be seen and appreciated
by many more people than they could have on a regional basis, so
the Peoples Broadcasting Company and WRFD donated their entire
collection to the Agriculture Hall of Fame and National Center. The
total collection consisted of eight tractors, the International
motor cultivator, an Eli Baler, a Keystone corn planter, a Wooden
hand seeder, a P & O plow, and horse-drawn drill.
Some other interesting notes on these tractors were the 1916
Mogul which was the grand prize winner at the Panama-Pacific
National Exposition in California many years ago and winner of the
outstanding equipment exhibited which was the highest possible
award. This tractor was originally owned by Mr. Philip Brehm of
There was also a 1919 #816 gear-driven tractor that come
originally from Mr. Gideon Foster of Millersport, Ohio.
110 HP 1206 TURBO
January, 1966 Columbus District News, Farm Equipment Division,3700 Sullivan Avenue.