Automobiles, engines, and tractors. The Illinois Quad Cities was an early 20th century tech hub, racing to put the internal combustion engine on roads and farms.
1990s personal computers and 1920s farm tractors. They have much more in common than you think. A technological revolution followed both.
The farm tractor was still an unknown, emerging technology in the first decade of the twentieth century. But as automobiles replaced horses and wagons on farmsteads across the country, it seemed only a matter of time before the tractor displaced the horse entirely. But sometimes things happen too fast. If you were farmer, the largest … Continue reading The 1920s tractor bubble.