Sunday, August 14, 2011

Monday, August 14, 1933

Went down to Olive's. Ruby and I put on our bathing suits and stayed in the rain until it quit. We went up to store. Got some candy.

Make A Tractor From Ford Model T
This was in the middle of the great depression, and many farms had been decimated
due to the drought which created dust bowls out of farming land. With no money for new
tractors, some farmers turned their Ford Model As or Ts into tractors by replacing
the regular tires with a giant pair of tractor wheels together with the required
gearing for the old back axle of their Fords. One owner claimed it did the cultivating
work of three horses on 6 gallons of gasoline a day - all for $99.50

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