half century of progress

The art of threshing broom corn

I love fall festivals and I loved the chance to see Quinn Brown’s corn threshing machine at the Half Century of Progress show. Quinn Brown and his friend KennethAlbert were entrepreneurs during the 1950’s. The two purchased the machine and went into business. Brown is from Greenup, Illinois and said that he and Kenneth Albert […]

Fun at the Chanute Air Museum

At this year’s Half Century of Progress, Keith and I met up with several owners of military tractors and had the privilege meeting up with Ed and Cindy Warns of Ogden, Illinois. The Warns had their 1956 Allis Chalmers Shop Mule that was built to move planes around. “It came out of the old Buda […]

Earthquake comes to the Half Century of Progres

I have only seen the picture, but I can’t wait to see this massive tractor built by Rite Manufacturing. Earthquake sports a 12V Detroit engine and stands a whopping 18 feet wide and 14 feet high. She will be at the Half Century of Progress in Rantoul at the former Chanute Air Force Base August […]