Micanopy in Alachua County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Home Made Tractor
[Micanopy Historical Society Museum]
This oddity was built around 1940. It was intended for use as a farm tractor, but never got that far. It did, however, run and was driven around the yard occasionally. Later it was partially dismantled to the condition it is today.
It has a 1920 truck chassis, and a Model T Ruxel rear end. The engine was originally used in a Starr Automobile (1923-1928). This engine was made by Continental Motors Corporation in Detroit. An orange crate was used as the seat.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1940.
Location. 29° 30.463′ N, 82° 16.749′ W. Marker is in Micanopy, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Northeast Cholokka Boulevard and Northeast Bay Avenue, on the right when traveling north. The marker lies on the grounds of the Micanopy Historical Society Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 607 NE Cholokka Blvd, Micanopy FL 32667, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Micanopy Railroad History (a few steps from this marker); Grindstone (a few steps from this marker); Sugar Trough (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Sibley Tent Stove (a few steps from this marker); Thrasher Warehouse (a few steps from this marker); The History of Pepsi Cola (a few steps from this marker); Micanopy (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Moses Elias Levy (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Micanopy.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.