Automobiles and Tractors at Retter Farm

Author: Retter Hofbesitzer / Labels: , , , ,

At some point during the 1920s the first family-owned automobile appeared.  It was a Ford Model T Tudor.  This was quite appropriate as Russell had become accomplished at mechanical skills and by then was driving a Bethel Local School's Model T schoolbus and maintaining the growing fleet owned by the school.

True to form, Russell then invested in his first tractor to supplement the horse-drawn farm equipment.  This was a Fordson steel-wheeled tractor.  It is unfortunate that we have neither photos nor data related to these first powered tools.