a “superb history of the tractor and this long-forgotten period of capitalism in U.S. agriculture.”

Michael Taube, The Wall Street Journal

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John Froelich’s 1892 Farm Tractor

For two or three months each year, John Froelich left the grain elevator he owned and operated in Froelich, Iowa, a small town in northeast Iowa named for his father. Like most years, South Dakota was his destination. With him travelled a group that left their jobs, families, and neighbors for the tedious, back-breaking work…

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