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Dia480,

That is a beautiful IH Truck you posted. I don't know the year, but it must be a 1965 or 66? I had this 1967 IH 1100 4X4. It was the only model I had in this front fender, hood, body style. It came with the early 1966 grille, but I damaged it and the dealer had the newer 1967 grille in stock, so I installed it.

Farmall Kid is standing with my new pickup when he was 31 months old. Those are his mom's statistics. I would have written, when he was a "little kid."

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This still has the early gille, during 1967 harvest.

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This photo has the newer style grill installed.

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And of course that made my pickup appear a little more like John Wayne's pickup!

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But my favorite vehicle from 1967 was this GTO I ordered the way I wanted. (Yes, lots of kids have told me what it would be worth today. But I don't have it today. :( ) This was Sharon, Mike and Michaelle beside it. Gary ;)

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started shocking long before I started school... Or at least I thought I was helping shock

Chuckle, you made me recall something from the d-i-s-t-a-n-t past. Recall duing WWII the denizens and businessmen from the local towns came out on the farm to help out cuz most all the male help was drafted and gone overseas. So the local newpper editor (Lake Park Iowa News) wrote that he'd talked to me and asked what the guys were out doing (1943 oats threshing time), I must'a not talked too clearly, he said that I'd said "socking goats".

best, randy

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that originally started its life out around Wolf Point

Seem to recall a chum of mine, flew DC-3s for the original Frontier Airlines, Wolf Point was one of their scheduled stops. IIRC, FAL called that route of theirs that passed thru W.P. the "high line".

best, randy

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started shocking long before I started school... Or at least I thought I was helping shock

Chuckle, you made me recall something from the d-i-s-t-a-n-t past. Recall duing WWII the denizens and businessmen from the local towns came out on the farm to help out cuz most all the male help was drafted and gone overseas. So the local newpper editor (Lake Park Iowa News) wrote that he'd talked to me and asked what the guys were out doing (1943 oats threshing time), I must'a not talked too clearly, he said that I'd said "socking goats".

best, randy

Randy,

Here's what they were doing, as you well know.

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But this little kid is going to socking goats, since the goat ate his homework. Gary ;)

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that originally started its life out around Wolf Point

Seem to recall a chum of mine, flew DC-3s for the original Frontier Airlines, Wolf Point was one of their scheduled stops. IIRC, FAL called that route of theirs that passed thru W.P. the "high line".

best, randy

This DC-3 was a Western Airlines into Lewistown from Billings. My big brother got to fly home, while we drove home from Billings, where we'd spent a holiday weekend.

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I got to have my picture taken with the DC-3. Eventually Frontier Airlines came into Lewistown, but I believe when they arrived, they were flying the Convair 580's? I don't think they were using DC-3's any longer? The Convair 580 seemed to be basically a "tricycle" DC-3, with turbo prop engines instead of radials. I rode from Lewistown to Salt Lake City on my way to Fort Ord, California for Army Basic Training in 1961. That was an arduous journey. They landed at every milk stop and post office along the route, it seemed. No pressurization in the DC-3 had my ears screaming by the time we reached Salt Lake.

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Here's a new one for me, today. A Facebook friend in Italy posted these photos of an IHC Titan clone produced there, named a Romeo. According to their site, only 300 of them were produced between 1918 and 1921. I know no more, other than they indicated it was done with the knowledge (blessing?) of IHC. Back in the day:

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A restored unit today. Gary ;)

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I went to Silver Creek for the first time in about three weeks today. Ralph had this ad recently about a plastic Farmall on his site. They were available through IH dealers back in the late 1940's and early 1950's.

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Today, I remembered to take a picture of our tractors. Farmall Kid owns the John Deere. I own the Ford and the plastic Farmall M was my wife's when she was a kid and she gave it to Mike. My brother and I each had one and broke them, but my careful little wife took good care of hers! Bless her little heart.

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Now to reflect back to last August, after the binding was finished and Mike had the bundles (sheaves) shocked (stooked), I took this picture and found it on the camera chip tonight. It was a warmer time and pulling that McCormick binder is Toot. Toot is an IH Tractor on a Montana Farm! Gary ;)

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I got a couple of these photos in an email from a friend, showing those fancier old trucks. These are both D model IH trucks from circa 1936.

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My friend Gil, who owns the Miracle of America Museum at Polson, Montana has this D-model panel truck he's restored and uses as a driver, advertizing his museum around town. Gary ;)

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Don't know one thing today. It's chilly! A cousin in the Lewistown area reported on Facebook, receiving 10" of new snow overnight. We didn't get any. This was on one of the railroad sites I frequent on Facebook. This milk 1/2 pint bottle from the Three Fork's (Montana) Dairy, that supplied milk for the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad sold for $650 on eBay.

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These tractors on a tractor site, with John Deere prototypes. I don't know much about them. CH Melvin built this one.

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A motor plow.

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This is the forerunner of the John Deere D, a 1923 Waterloo Boy.

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I love this picture of a biplane flying over a McCormick-Deering combine and 10-20. If I were there, I'd be one of the guys up on the combine waving my cap!

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Here are some IHC 10-20 Titans at some dealership in Missouri. Gary ;)

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I got a couple of these photos in an email from a friend, showing those fancier old trucks. These are both D model IH trucks from circa 1936.

My friend Gil, who owns the Miracle of America Museum at Polson, Montana has this D-model panel truck he's restored and uses as a driver, advertizing his museum around town. Gary ;)

Those D series are nice looking trucks.

I know you like the 1910 IHC auto wagon too so I scanned this one that a friend took at a car show in B.C. (Canada) a few years ago.

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Gary, I really enjoyed all the pictures you have been posting this New Year :)

Especially your 66 Pickup with the 67 grill , Do you know the whereabouts of it now ?

Here is a picture of my 67' Travelall when it was still in Butte, Montana (where I purchased it from)

It spent it's whole life residing in and around Butte, with 2 different owners before making the long journey

to the East Coast where it is getting a second lease on life .

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I have freshened up the motor and have been learning and practicing some tin knocker skills ,

Here is a shot of the 67 grill now . I guess one could say it was formerly an "IH truck on a Montana Farm "

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I haven't come back here, because I have nothing much to add. I got a couple of things from Facebook. They'll get this thing off of "nearly on page four."

This is a picture of an old IHC Mogul tractor pulling a grader. Roger will look at it and tell whether it is a single cylinder 15-30 or a two cylinder 30-60.

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A friend posted this photo of their beautiful 1932 IHC Farmall F-20 "duckbill," referring to the steering mechanism used during that period of time. Gary ;)

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Gary, I really enjoyed all the pictures you have been posting this New Year :)

Especially your 66 Pickup with the 67 grill , Do you know the whereabouts of it now ?

Here is a picture of my 67' Travelall when it was still in Butte, Montana (where I purchased it from)

It spent it's whole life residing in and around Butte, with 2 different owners before making the long journey

to the East Coast where it is getting a second lease on life .

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I have freshened up the motor and have been learning and practicing some tin knocker skills ,

Here is a shot of the 67 grill now . I guess one could say it was formerly an "IH truck on a Montana Farm "

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Kevin,

My uncle Audie bought a new 1966 IH pickup and it had the early grill, as mine came with. I know IHC didn't follow the "new model release" like Ford and Chevy did, but mine was titled as a 1967, with that early grille. I agree, it looked more like a 1967 IH pickup, after putting the "new style" grill in it. Gary ;)

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In case Anson (Delta Dirt) checks in here once in a while I thought he would find this interesting. Although it is old news I had never heard of it before. A 150 year old steam boat dug up with some well preserved contents way down on the Missouri river.

http://www.wimp.com/cargo-perfectly-preserved-in-hundred-fifty-year-old-sunken-steamboat/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=story/

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The Furrow magazine had an article on the recovery of The Arabia a few years ago.

Then there is The Bertrand, which is on display at the DeSoto Bend Wildlife Refuge, west of Missouri Valley, Iowa, and just south of Farmer Tony's home place.

http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Desoto/wildlife_and_habitat/steamboat_bertrand.html

And since the boat was on its way to Montana when it sank, this makes it relevant to this thread.

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Yes, Art, the Bertrand was headed to Fort Benton(the wold's innermost port), Montana Territory. It would have been a smaller shallow water steamboat like my grandpa worked on, plying the waters from St. Louis to Fort Benton. Grandpa worked most on the steamboat Benton, shown here for a special occasion celebration of some kind, for TC Power, the Block P's owner. Grandpa could have well been on this boat at this time?

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A couple of photos of those big Mississippi River steamboats for Anson.

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Then back to TC Power's headquarters in Fort Benton, and a mule freighting outfit outside. By this time, Grandpa was freighting for TC Power at Benton.

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And to really add a sparkle to Anson, Walter Brennan... "... that mule, old Rivers, and me!" Gary ;)

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In case Anson (Delta Dirt) checks in here once in a while I thought he would find this interesting. Although it is old news I had never heard of it before. A 150 year old steam boat dug up with some well preserved contents way down on the Missouri river.

http://www.wimp.com/cargo-perfectly-preserved-in-hundred-fifty-year-old-sunken-steamboat/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=story/

That's incredible! I like how the farmer said they could dig it up as long they were done by planting! I bet that ground they filled that hole with might never be the same!

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Still here--------sure appreciate the steamboat and mule pictures. Had forgotten about 'ol Rivers.

That's quite a story on the Arabia (somewhere I had seen something on it before-----but not that much detail)

It's amazing how much the river channels have moved in years gone by.

In hospital right now------got almost a full gallon of fluid drained off from between my chest cavity and lungs yesterday. (after effect from heart by pass)

Ya'll keep up the good work-----I'll be checking in from time to time. (As long as I don't run completely outta steam!!)

Delta Dirt

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I don't know much. I remember talking about "wheel bands" for steel tractor wheels. I found this one on Facebook in the UK.

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And here's an old F-30 that has a book to write. Someone altered the frame and added a straight-8 engine, before it was parked over a tree sprout.

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And I had to put this here for the kids who didn't realize such existed, when WE were kids. I remember my mother going from the 1937 Plymouth floor shift H pattern to this pattern on Dad's new 1947 Studebaker he bought in the fall of 1946. We took it to California; likely celebrating being done with the Great Depression and WWII?

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Here are a couple of nice old IH Trucks. I think I identified them correctly? A KB-6 fire engine:

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And a KB-7 Pepsi Cola truck. Gary ;)

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I know you guys get tired of hearing I don't know anything, when you already know that. I got an email from a Facebook friend sending me a bunch of old photos. Several had mules for Anson. The other one has a homestead near Montana's Square Butte (west) near Sun River, Montana in 1910. Charlie Russell used to paint this flat top mountain (and Square Butte east) in some of his paintings. Tubacase47 will also recognize the butte.

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For Anson:

Hopefully any of these guys aren't his relatives in family photos, as I mean no harm with them. This is an old gent in Kentucky headed into town with a sleigh with a cask or barrel. It's only speculation as to what might be inside of it? XXX

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This is a photo of a light covered wagon meeting an old touring car of some kind. Maybe Roger will ID it for us?

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I don't exactly understand this photo of mules pulling two wagons with hay bales, grain sacks and likely water barrels?

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This last one is my favorite, showing mules freighting sacks of (?) grain or something, at a railroad station. Gary ;)

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Here's a new one for me. I'd never heard of a Honey Bee tractor before seeing this on Facebook.

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I found this old McCormick Deering baler twine exhibit from 1934. Baler twine was still a pretty big commodity then.

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I fell in love with this photo from the late 1940's, somewhere in mid-America, Coolville, Ohio, to be exact, where Amoco gasoline was sold. I knew it wasn't Montana as I'd never heard of Amoco until I was older. I'm pretty sure that old Chrysler product at right was a DeSoto?

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Now since I haven't posted an IH Tractor on a Montana Farm in recent memory (My memory isn't very good anymore!), I decided to post this picture from several years ago again. Three of my heart throbs here. The 1935 F-12, 1925 Model TT truck, and the 1626 Model T Coupe. Gary ;)

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Here's a new one for me. I'd never heard of a Honey Bee tractor before seeing this on Facebook.

Now since I haven't posted an IH Tractor on a Montana Farm in recent memory (My memory isn't very good anymore!), I decided to post this picture from several years ago again. Three of my heart throbs here. The 1935 F-12, 1925 Model TT truck, and the 1626 Model T Coupe. Gary ;)

Gary that Honeybee tractor is right out of Saskatchewan. Built by the same guys that eventually went on to build the Honeybee combine headers. Not sure but I might have posted part of this article in the vintage ads thread but here is part of it I happened to find stored here.

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I figured you guys might like this truck it's a 1916 Model K ( spotted on an auction site )

I thought it was very tastefully restored (just enough)

And the addition of electric starter and generator looks very ingenious :)

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