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Dublin in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Kolbs of Dublin

Working the Land

 
 
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Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 6, 2022
1. Working the Land
Inscription.  The Kolb’s purchased their first tractor 1943. The introduction of tractors to mechanize agriculture resulted in a reduction of the heavy efforts of plowing and harrowing before planting, which were often backbreaking tasks for human and draft animals.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureParks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1943.
 
Location. 37° 42.006′ N, 121° 56.315′ W. Marker is in Dublin, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Donlan Way. The series of markers are mounted to fence posts next to the Kolb barn in the Dublin Heritage Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6600 Donlon Way, Dublin CA 94568, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kolb's "Sunday School" Barn (here, next to this marker); Dobbel Family (a few steps from this marker); Tehan Family (a few steps from this marker); Norris Family (a few steps from this marker); Flanagan Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Heritage Park & Museums
The Kolbs of Dublin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 6, 2022
2. The Kolbs of Dublin Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Rod R. Fallon (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Heritage Park & Museums (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dublin.
 
The Kolbs of Dublin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 6, 2022
3. The Kolbs of Dublin Marker
Reaper Reel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 6, 2022
4. Reaper Reel
The reel is used to press the grain to the knives and hold it while being cut.
Wood Base image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 6, 2022
5. Wood Base
The wooden base was used to hold a high pressure spray rig that was used to fight fires on the farm and in the fields.
Spike Tooth Harrow image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 6, 2022
6. Spike Tooth Harrow
Implement for clearing ground, breaking it and otherwise preparing it for seed or plant.
The Harrow is dragged behind the horse or tractor to level, pulverize and smooth plowed soil.
Spike Tooth Harrow image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 6, 2022
7. Spike Tooth Harrow
Hay Rake image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 6, 2022
8. Hay Rake
The Hay Rake was used to gather cut hay and to make rows
Hay Rake image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 6, 2022
9. Hay Rake
Disc Harrow image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 6, 2022
10. Disc Harrow
Implement for clearing ground, breaking it and otherwise preparing it for seed or plant.The Disc was often the first tool used to break the soil.
Disc Harrow image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 6, 2022
11. Disc Harrow
Ring Roller image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 6, 2022
12. Ring Roller
The Ring Roller was used to break-up land after plowing. It consists of about two dozen circular cast-iron discs.
Ring Roller image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 6, 2022
13. Ring Roller
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 8, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.   7, 8, 9. submitted on July 20, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.   10, 11, 12. submitted on July 26, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.   13. submitted on August 2, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 7, 2022