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Iowa History 101 - The Tractor Wars in Iowa

  • | Des Moines, IA
  • Presented By: Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs
  • Dates: June 9, 2022
  • Location: Virtual Program
  • Start/End Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • Price: Free with advance registration
  • Overview

    Join Neil Dahlstrom, author of the book Tractor Wars, to learn about Iowa’s role in the birth of the farm tractor. In only 10 years, from the farm tractor introduction in the early 20th century, more than 160 competitors emerged, working to outbuild and outsell each other while convincing farmers that power farming was a profitable replacement for horses.