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Townspeople Improve Township Road

Townspeople Improve Township Road | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Original caption reads: "Members of Marshalltown Club at work on township road near Marshalltown, IA (1920). Over fifty members of the Club contributed a day's work to improving the road leading to town. For the privilege of giving this day's work, each volunteer paid $10 into the Club's special road fund, the money to be used in improving township roads, for which work the county road fund cannot be used. After these business men graded this piece of road, farmers graveled it. Thus a spirit of cooperation was established." The men are using a Fordson tractor.
DESCRIPTION
Original caption reads: "Members of Marshalltown Club at work on township road near Marshalltown, IA (1920). Over fifty members of the Club contributed a day's work to improving the road leading to town. For the privilege of giving this day's work, each volunteer paid $10 into the Club's special road fund, the money to be used in improving township roads, for which work the county road fund cannot be used. After these business men graded this piece of road, farmers graveled it. Thus a spirit of cooperation was established." The men are using a Fordson tractor.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:22708
Creation Date: 1920
Creator Name:International Harvester Company
City:Marshalltown
County:
State:Iowa
Collection Name:McCormick - International Harvester
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:MCC MSS 13Z, Box 54, Folder 4
Original Dimensions:9.25 x 6.5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Photograph taken for International Harvester's Agricultural Extension Department. Folder: Road Conditions
SUBJECTS
Tractors
Trees
Hats
Neckties
Work clothes
Children
Men
Outdoor photography
Road construction workers
Roads

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