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Tractor in the Pasture: Rusting Icons of Rural America
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Tractor in the Pasture: Rusting Icons of Rural America

by Lee Klancher
 
To the tractor lover, there is something magical about the tractor in the pasture. It represents wisdom, strength, and former glory as the plower of soil, tender of crops, and the backbone of the nation. Much like the aging racehorse or the prize bull, after its working days are done, old tractors find resting spots on the edges of fields, alongside barns, or in the

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To the tractor lover, there is something magical about the tractor in the pasture. It represents wisdom, strength, and former glory as the plower of soil, tender of crops, and the backbone of the nation. Much like the aging racehorse or the prize bull, after its working days are done, old tractors find resting spots on the edges of fields, alongside barns, or in the hedgerows.Today, these rusting piles of iron not only represent the memories of nostalgic farmers (past or present), they represent possibilities of restoration, rejuvenation, and new life as sparkling representations of an age gone by. This book captures scenes of old, retired tractors and couples them with the very sentiments that makes restoration an increasingly popular hobby.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760308769
Publisher:
Motorbooks
Publication date:
03/08/2002
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

Born and raised on the banks of the Brill River in northern Wisconsin, Lee Klancher (Austin, Texas) has been chronicling motorcycle and outdoor adventures big and small since the early 1990s. His favorite adventure articles have covered riding the treacherous 300-mile track that crosses the Bolivian portion of the Amazon jungle, scaring himself senseless on Slovenia’s Mount Triglav, and crossing the northeast Australian Outback on Honda XRs. Lee’s other interests include mountain biking, dive bars, racquetball, and college hockey. His writing and photography appear regularly in Men’s Journal, Motorcyclist, and Motorcycle Escape.

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