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Murfreesboro in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Rawlins Tractor Shed

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, August 25, 2015
1. Rawlins Tractor Shed Marker
Inscription. The first steam traction engine for farm use was made in 1869 by J.I. Case Company. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s tractors gradually replaced the mules and horses in Middle Tennessee as the primary instruments for everyday farm work. Early tractors had iron or steel wheels until Allis Chalmers Company introduced the first tractor with rubber tires in 1932. The shift from gasoline to diesel as the major source of fuel occurred during the 1960s,

This tractor exhibit is designed to illustrate the types of power that farmers used in Middle Tennessee between 1920 and 1950.

This collection began in 1982 as a cooperative effort between Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department and Middle Tennessee State University under the direction of Dr. Omri Rawlins, Professor of Agribusiness at MTSU. Fascinated by antique tractors, Dr. Rawlins was commonly referred to as "the tractor man" because of his extensive collection of over 500 replicas of farm tractors.
 
Location. 35° 50.614′ N, 86° 23.823′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on 312 South Front Street. Touch for map. This marker is located at the entrance to the Rawlins Tractor Shed in the Cannonsburgh Village. Marker is in this post office area: Murfreesboro TN 37129, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

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By Sandra Hughes, August 25, 2015
2. Rawlins Tractor Shed Tractors
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stones River Region Car Club, AACA (a few steps from this marker); L & N Caboose (within shouting distance of this marker); Haynes Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Williamson Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Rio Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Leeman House (within shouting distance of this marker); One-Room Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); University House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
Categories. AgricultureEducation
 
Rawlins Tractor Shed Tractors image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 25, 2015
3. Rawlins Tractor Shed Tractors
Rawlins Tractor Shed Tractors image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 25, 2015
4. Rawlins Tractor Shed Tractors
Rawlins Tractor Shed Tractors image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 25, 2015
5. Rawlins Tractor Shed Tractors
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2015, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 16, 2015, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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