Howell Area Archives Digital Archive

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  • HCDL-gn-Teeple-N045_u.jpg

    This is a photograph of an Avery Steam Traction Engine and Threshing Separator and Crew; it was included in the First National Bank of Howell's 2/1996 Calendar and was captioned, "In the early 1900's, the threshing crew traveled from farm to farm to thresh grain".   

    The exact location, names of the threshers, and date are unknown.
  • HCDL-gn-082_u.jpg

    This is a photograph of unknown men on a Frick Steam Traction Engine, on a farm, possibly in Livingston County, Michigan.  It was labeled, "Howell at Plain".
  • HCDL-gn-Teeple-N053_u.jpg

    This is a photograph of a steam traction engine powering a sawmill believed to be in Livingston County, Michigan.  The exact location, names of the persons, and date are unknown.
  • HCDL-bd-Sutton-Farm-Plow-Day_m.jpg

    Remembering Sutton Farm, Fenton, Michigan Plow Day 2008 George Winegar and Joyce Fisher interviewed and captured Plow Day for the Howell Area Archives, Howell, Michigan at the Sutton Centennial Farm, Fenton, Michigan (HCDL-bd-Sutton-Farm-Plow-Day_m.mp4).

    Sutton Farm was located on Fenton Road, just south of Holtforth, Hartland Township, Livingston County, Michigan.

    The exact date of the event is unknown.  The background noise of tractors makes hearing the dialogue difficult.
    • Names:George Winegar, Joyce Fisher (voice), Elaine Wyckoff Sutton, Sutton Farm, Fred Buckner, Tom Tooley
    • Tractors: John Deere, Massey Ferguson, McCormick Deering Farmall, White, International, Allis Chalmers
    • Steam Traction Engine: owned by Fred Buckner, Howell, Michigan, Peerless, manufactured by the Geiser Manufacturing Company
    • Equipment: plows, corn sheller
    • The names of the others in the video are unknown.
  • HCDL-gn-Pinckney14_u.jpg

    This is a photograph from a glass negative labeled Pinckney, Michigan showing a Frick Traction Steam Engine with unknown men aboard.
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