Monday, December 11, 2017

Steam Traction Engine

This is a 1915 65 hp Case Steam Traction Engine at the SD Agricultural Heritage Muesum. This was the first type of tractor to work in agriculture. It often was used as stationary power using belts to run machines, but they also pulled plows to replace draft animals. It took about 25 people to keep one of these running during harvest, and they were very expensive, so thrashing crews often went from farm to farm to help harvest crops. Individual gas tractors did not become commonly available until early in the 20th Century. 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Loess Hills

Loess Hills only exist in two places in the world, Iowa and China. They are a geologic curiosity, so if you are interested you could look this up.  To learn more go to:

Monday, November 27, 2017

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Friday, November 24, 2017


This is the original art work by Robert Culver, aka The Nebraska Kid, drawn in 1975 as a t-shirt design. It is part of his one man show at the Modern Art Midtown gallery in Omaha, Nebraska. To see his contemporary work go to:

Wednesday, November 22, 2017