Yesterday's Tractor Co.
Shop Now View Cart
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 9N,2N,8N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   Traditional YT Forum ViewClassic View   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile    Log inLog in 

Dust Bowl on PBS.


 
Post new topic    
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
casepower970
Regular


Joined: 09 Mar 2013
Posts: 187
Location: Waterloo, IA

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:59 pm    Post subject: Dust Bowl on PBS. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Has anyone watched the PBS program dust bowl?? Its amazing all the hard ships and struggle they went through back in the day. As well as the stories the remaining kids still hardly remember of brothers and sisters dying, and family and neighbors committing suicide.

Quite a few Case machines in the show as well. There was a tractor and a harvester at a shot of the town at the dealership.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Alan K
Tractor Guru


Joined: 09 May 1999
Posts: 6627


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Dust Bowl on PBS. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I think Ive seen that series before. Very interesting, and hard to imagine what people went through. That was a generation that knew the value of what you have and to take care of it...something that seems lost nowdays.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
55 50 Ron
Tractor Guru


Joined: 17 Mar 2008
Posts: 4820


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Dust Bowl on PBS. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I watched it tonight. The final episode will be next Tuesday, April 30th.

Most of the big tractors on tillage and combines were IHC 15-30s and 22-36s.

Just read in "Farm Collector" magazine of another closely related PBS documentary called Harvesting the High Plains. It is to be shown sometime this year. It used a bunch of vintage equipment from an agricultural museum in Gering, NE
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Jimmie D. Phelps
Long Time User


Joined: 06 Jul 2004
Posts: 708


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:16 am    Post subject: Re: Dust Bowl on PBS. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I saw it last night, I to had seen it before. The Big Dust storm of April of 1935 I was six months old. My Mother told me she put wetted tea towls over my crib and changed them every few minutes as the became black with dust. My Dad also put a rope between the house and barn to find his way. Here are a few pictures of me and my folks place. The place was a half mi. north of Colton Ne and the Linclon Hwy six miles east of Sidney Ne




 
Back to top
View user's profile
55 50 Ron
Tractor Guru


Joined: 17 Mar 2008
Posts: 4820


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:43 am    Post subject: Re: Dust Bowl on PBS. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Jimmie,

You"re a couple years older than me. That looks like an International truck. My dad had a 1929 International "6 speed special" and it looked just like the one in your picture. I learned to drive it at 11 years old and hauled grain from John Deere 12 A combine.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Jimmie D. Phelps
Long Time User


Joined: 06 Jul 2004
Posts: 708


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:15 am    Post subject: Re: Dust Bowl on PBS. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It could be. In 1957 when I put my LA on LPG we bought a old 1928 INT six speed special( a lever on the floor shifted it to the second three. Put a LPG tank on it and used it until 1978. Paid $50 dollors to a neighbor for it and sold it for $2800. It is in the backgroud in this picture by it is a 1950 Dodge pickup.

 
Back to top
View user's profile
Jimmie D. Phelps
Long Time User


Joined: 06 Jul 2004
Posts: 708


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:17 am    Post subject: Re: Dust Bowl on PBS. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Here is the picture of the LA

 
Back to top
View user's profile
Jimmie D. Phelps
Long Time User


Joined: 06 Jul 2004
Posts: 708


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:24 am    Post subject: Re: Dust Bowl on PBS. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I learned to drive 1924 Packard car made into a truck and a 1929 Model A truck.



 
Back to top
View user's profile
55 50 Ron
Tractor Guru


Joined: 17 Mar 2008
Posts: 4820


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:49 am    Post subject: Re: Dust Bowl on PBS. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Your LA is 2 tone. Did you paint it that way? I don't remember any LA with 2 tone paint.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Jimmie D. Phelps
Long Time User


Joined: 06 Jul 2004
Posts: 708


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:31 am    Post subject: Re: Dust Bowl on PBS. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I painted it in 1956



 
Back to top
View user's profile
:   
Post new topic    Yesterday's Tractors Forum Index -> Case and David Brown All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  

TRACTOR PARTS TRACTOR MANUALS
We sell tractor parts!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor - the right parts. Our low prices and years of research make us your best choice when you need parts. Shop Online Today. [ About Us ]

YT Home  |  Forums

Modern View Forum powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters