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Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Farmall Tractor - c. 1925

“A New Era in Power Farming”

 
 
Farmall Tractor - c. 1925 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 15, 2016
1. Farmall Tractor - c. 1925 Marker
Inscription. First model built by International Harvester in 1924. Designed to cultivate or weed between rows. Instead of the traditional side-mounted flywheel to which a belt was attached to run machinery, the Farmall had what was known as a "power take-off," a drive shaft that stuck out of the back of the tractor that could be linked directly to power machinery.
 
Erected by Old Borges Ranch.
 
Location. 37° 53.395′ N, 122° 0.135′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker can be reached from Castle Road Road near Comistas Drive. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1035 Castle Rock Road, Walnut Creek CA 94598, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Broad Spreader of Seed Spreader Wagon (within shouting distance of this marker); "Old Borges Ranch" (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Alamo School Bell (approx. 2.2 miles away); Botelho Home (approx. 3.1 miles away); Site of the J.M. Jones House (approx. 3.1 miles away); Broadway Shopping Center (approx.
Farmall Tractor and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 15, 2016
2. Farmall Tractor and Marker
3.1 miles away); Liberty Bell Replica (approx. 3.1 miles away); Southern Pacific Railroad Depot (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Walnut Creek.
 
More about this marker. Old Borges Ranch is about a mile up an unnamed road that seems more like a very long driveway. Park where the road ends and walk up to the ranch buildings.
 
Categories. AgricultureRoads & Vehicles
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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