Russell Retter in the Field

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Russell worked the fields with teams of horses until he could later afford to use a tractor, the first being a steel-wheeled Fordson.  This photo was likely taken in 1917 when Russell would have been 28 years old.  We still have some of the equipment shown -- a collar, doubletree, and small portions of harness.  The horses would have also served in pulling transportation such as wagons and buggies, but none remain at the farm.