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Re: Country Threshing Days

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El Toro

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Back in the late 1940's our farmer neighbor had a threshing machine and did custom threshing for local farmers. He used a 15-30 McCormick Deering
on the belt. I was a teenager and I followed
it as they always needed extra help. They paid good and fed you like a king. In 1949 or 1950
we were on the last farm of the season. They were blowing the straw into the straw mow and a lit light bulb started a fire. The 15-30 had solid rubber and never had much traction and wouldn't pull the threshing machine out of the barn. There wasn't many dry eyes around there.
We had an IH combine that ran off the pto. In 1951 my brother and I graduated from high school
and he joined the Air Force. I went to work for the US government and was drafted in 1953. My dad sold the farm in 1954 and my nephew has the home they bought after the farm was sold. My dad had a degree in agriculture and went to work for a chemical company. Hal

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