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  1. This was sent to me and I thought I’d share it here for those that hadn’t seen it. It was the collection of Jeff Showaker. There will be 4200 lots for sale on six auctions throughout the year. Did anyone know Mr. Showaker? The name sounded familiar to me but I don’t think I’ve heard it the more I think about it.
  2. If you’re thinking of the country artist, I was too. But I think he is talking about an IH collector. https://www.abelsfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/william-anderson?fbclid=IwAR00mfQ7EeRE6ge--mKwtiZdLNqgU6TOIm3CSR4TpbAoJKEL33DA6bin5Vs_aem_AaPGZW1rlFJ3SDFSIYsZhSg19wWmjYSEB9iGmRN72zagIeV8WFTnzlEzgU20kaG6Gi8
  3. Anyone who thought the 2+2 was ugly when it came out didn’t know what a White 4wd was. Lol
  4. Five of my friends including me, went to help unload and load feed, fencing supplies, and bales in Pampa. On our way back home now to Canyon. Felt good to help. One rancher was originally from Southern Montana but has been here for 40 years. He said you expect a big fire like this every 8-10 years. He spoke about the one in 2007 where he lost all his ranch (two sections), 2017 he lost half, this year he lost it all again. He said it is just something that happens and you need to go with it and start again. I was encouraged to hear him say that….. takes a lot of courage to pick back up again you livelihood but when that’s all you have you have to do it. First pic is just of some feed that was there. Then second is of big square and round bales. You can just see smoke in the horizon. There was smoke a little earlier in the day on the north side of Pampa.
  5. Wet snow today here in Canyon, TX. Hope it is snowing up north. Thank you Jesus!
  6. Today was a 180 degree difference. 25 this morning when I went to class and little wind. Last two days it had been in the 60’s and 70’s. Yesterday wind gusts were 65mph .
  7. Monday and Tuesday here in Canyon, TX were terrible. Smoke was real bad here last night….. it actually was like heavy fog…. if you could smell and know it was smoke. I have heard there are five different fires. The one in Canadian has burned over a million acres.
  8. Wow, it’s great to hear from you! I went back and did research and was pretty certain it was the original one. Thank you for clearing that up! Were you in D.C. for the movement?
  9. Looks real good to me. Looking forward to seeing it done.
  10. Interesting article. Intriguing what Thomas Jefferson said in 1824…… after being a country just under half a century. A 1972 IH film states that there had been more advancements in agriculture in the last 140 years than in all prerecorded history. But think about what all has happened in the last 50 years.
  11. I just missed it to post here but Cyrus Hall McCormick would have turned 215 years old. Thought it might have been of some interest here. Would have been quite a sight to see the reaper at work and cutting grain back in July 1831 since it was something never seen before. Largely thanks to him we now have what was known as the International Harvester Company.
  12. I’ve got a tool chest and a flat head screw driver. I’ve always wanted a socket set like you have. That is awesome you got all that. Don’t let go of it. IH tools are a hot commodity from what I see. Most every tool you have pictured would sell in the hundreds.
  13. I think the L was a fairly decent machine. I know the L2 was good. I did read the other day for an old dealer that the first year of the L (1972) they were not very good and the G which ended production that year was the machine to have. Great-Grandpa bought his new in June 1974 with the 24 ft grain head which replaced a G. Dad was nine in 1979 and he has the little foldout pamphlet brochure introducing the 33 and 3588’s. Which the cover is with one of those models pulling a disk out the IH Photographic Center with the grain bins in the background. It has our local dealers stamp on the back. As I recall talking with the brother of our local IH dealer they didn’t sell a ton of 2+2’s.
  14. I might have shared this picture on the fourm before. This is my great-grandpa’s place in the Late 70’s early 80’s as near as anyone can tell. He would have had irrigated corn, sugar beets, and alfalfa. Plus hogs and cattle. My grandpa would have been helping and together they had a JD 4010, 4320, and possibly a 4630. I remember the 4630. At one time grandpa had 2. By comparison here is the same farm in the late 50’s looking west. The newer photo is looking east.
  15. Nice trailer, what brand is it? And what is the story on the F-20?
  16. In your guys neck of the woods corn, hogs, and cattle would be top commodities I would guess. I didn’t realize even back then still a good portion or all the grain went to the livestock and stayed on the farm….. even with as much is grown in the corn belt. Like your areas I’d say back then most if not all farms here had livestock of some type. By the ‘70’s my guess was cattle, hogs, sheep in that order. Both my great-grandfathers had livestock. The one that dryland farmed had cattle then switched to just hogs. I think by 1976 hogs were gone. They moved off the farm in February 1980. The other great-grandpa that farmed row crop irrigated had sheep then hogs then cattle. He was five years old when his family moved to the farm where he lived the rest of his life. That was 1927. They had 240 acres when they bought it. Up until the 40’s at least they had 5-6,000 sheep they would feed out at a time. In the late 40’s early 50’s I’d guess, they went to cattle. Grandpa was born in ‘52 and doesn’t remember sheep. By 1979 they still had cattle and probably some hogs. I’d guess they started raising hogs with cattle in the 60’s.
  17. Day before my birthday. Sounds like your area was quite profitable and diverse then. Would have been neat to see for sure. I can only imagine the look of faces of dads, grandpas, great-grandpas when they got a new piece of machinery. That’s one thing I forgot to mention in my op. What buildings and structures were going up on farms then.
  18. By not growing up on a farm but always being around Ag and since majoring in Ag business in college I have learned that farm succession….. really any succession is a serious deal that shouldn’t be taken lightly. If not there can be a lot of issues. Had a professor last semester that has had his own Attorney practice for 40 years. It was an Ag Law class and we talked about succession and what can happen if people do not plan. Also being involved with Collegiate Farm Bureau and going to conferences that is another place where I have learned about succession. Lots of horror stories out there. My understanding is designating assets to concerned parties in a farm operation or business is basically essential if there is any desire for the enterprise to continue. No it’s not fun to talk about but it’s better than lawsuits and other issues between family members.
  19. Found a couple interesting videos on YouTube. The first is a Georgia Tractorcade from 1977. Looks like the lead tractor is a 86 4wd like in the picture I showed earlier in the thread. Lots of JD 30/40 series Deere 4wds. The other is a news segment from 1979. The one guy speaking was the Wagon-master for the AAM who drove the 1486 I shared above. @Big Bud guy they did mention how some farmers were sponsored by farm equipment manufacturers.
  20. I’ve always wanted to farm. It’s hard to get into. I wish I would have been older at the time my grandparents moved off the farm. I was only 5 then.
  21. On my last thread about the Tractorcade several post were made about what tractors their family had that year. Someone said it was interesting to see what everyone had so I thought, why don’t we have a more dedicated post to draw a little more response. I know several already posted but this thread can really be about anything. Tractors, trucks, pickups, equipment, crops, livestock whatever you’d like to contribute that would have been on the farm. Even pictures since we all like them so much. I don’t really have a lot to contribute because one, that was before my time. But I did have two great-grandpas that were farming then. My grandpa would have just started out on his own then. Here are a couple home videos of the one that was a dryland farmer. The first video is from 1979. It is not the tractor he had, he did have a 1974 4166. IIRC this tractor was leased and I believe this is my great uncle in the 4586. The second is from 1980 wheat harvest right on the farm. First is the Gleaner L2 they bought in 1977 and the other is the Gleaner L they bought in 1974. Both have 24 ft headers. A question I do have, in ‘79 new equipment like the N Series Gleaners and IH 2+2 were brand new. Does anyone know anyone who had one or remember them new in your area in the ‘79-‘80 timeframe?
  22. Listened to his debut Toby Kieth album a little while ago. A lot of good songs on that one. He was a legend….. great singer and songwriter, and a great person.
  23. Yea this one I found and it was a hour and a half. It was probably done in the 2008-2010 timeframe. Happy, TX is only 20 minutes from where I’m going to school. I wonder why the purpose of the burning tractors was?
  24. My thoughts were the same. Those were quite the tractors to have for the time. Even if those were early production models would it have been early enough in the 70’s for the bank to still be willing to borrow to the farmer before everything went south? If that makes sense what I’m asking.
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