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Maris Thomas wrote on Friday, May 23, 2003 (PDT):
  • I, too, grew up in Chandler. I knew Orval and Otie; am still friends with Norman and Alex. What a great story. Brings back lots of memories.
    Bruce wrote on Friday, May 23, 2003 (PDT):
  • What a great story. I'm glad you got your Grandpas tractor!!
    Alex Knox wrote on Sunday, May 25, 2003 (PDT):
  • To my family, friends and strangers. Thank you for all your kind remarks, calls and emails. Even those that I didn't know who took the trouble of looking me up. I'm glad so many of you enjoyed my article.
    Norman and Barbara Knox wrote on Sunday, May 25, 2003 (PDT):
  • We thank you for printing Alex's article on his tractor. We are very proud of preserving some of our family history in this manner and thrilled our sons are teaching their children to appreciate their agriculture heritage. Alex drives the tractor with a cute wagon he built to school occasionally to pick up his youngsters. Needless to say, this is a BIG hit for people of all ages to see. They come from all parts of North America and have stories of their growing up on farms.
    Sue Sossaman wrote on Monday, May 26, 2003 (PDT):
  • I hate to say it, but you did a super job! Your Pa and Grandma Otie were so proud of you, this would have just added to that. Your Dad also, but can't understand why! Keep up the good work!!! Sue
    Art wrote on Sunday, August 03, 2003 (PDT):
  • I left Scottsdale for Connecticut 5 years ago. Good to hear about the tractor and family farm. I remember the southeast valley before sprawl reached it. We used to drive out to Ray Road to watch the summer monsoon lightning storms and look at the sheep ranches, cotton fields, and the like. I probably passed by your farm on the numerous occasions I'd be going out to Williams AFB or the San Tan mountains. Hope you keep the farm going.
    Bruce Banning wrote on Thursday, December 25, 2003 (PST):
  • Nice family story, well told.
    Pablo wrote on Thursday, December 25, 2003 (PST):
  • Its great that this tractor has stayed in the family. You are the envy of every "old tractor" collector. Thanks for the ariticle. I'm just up the road 100+ miles, in Cornville.
    Kenny wrote on Thursday, December 25, 2003 (PST):
  • I just read the article on the 36 BN and I thought the history on this tractor was great. But what I also thought was rather neat was the fact that my wife and myself traveled to Arizona from Tennessee in August of this year to look at and purchase a 36B from a new found friend named Mark who also lives in Chandler.Mark also took us out to supper to one of the restaurants mentioned in this story. I could not help but think what a small world we live in 2000 miles apart.
    John Fletcher wrote on Sunday, March 21, 2004 (PST):
  • I belong to the Arizona Early Day gas engine and tractor Association, as does Alexander. I can testify these two tractors are as nice a restoration as I have ever seen. It was nice seeing you at the Apache Junction show this year. And thanks once again for helping me start my 1936 John Deere A at the 2003 Apache Junction show. John
    DENNIS IN NC wrote on Monday, November 15, 2004 (PST):
  • SURE WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT
    Mark Murphy wrote on Friday, November 18, 2005 (PST):
  • love it!!!!!!!!1
    E. kuhse wrote on Thursday, December 11, 2008 (PST):
  • We are looking for information for a 1942 John Deere B, we have the serial number and original shipping destination, would like to have more if it's available maybe Larry Rovey of Glendale can help us. Thank You
    Rodney Hemphill wrote on Thursday, July 23, 2009 (PDT):
  • What a great story! There is nothing like living history and the Knox family epitomizes that. We missed them at the Glendale tractor show. Regards,Rod Hemphill
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