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Buried Gas Tractors?


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Old 12-24-2017, 10:06:53 AM
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Anyone got any stories they would be willing to share about buried gas tractors up in the Minnesota North Dakota WI Iowa are? Really throwing the thought around about going and searching for some when the ground thaws out
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Default Re: Buried Gas Tractors?

I have heard that there is a Flour City buried under an old barn foundation that I need removed on our old farmstead. You can dig as much as you want if you pay for removal and leave a nice level spot for the new barn. ha ha Honestly if you find any awesome stories of something cool buried I have a shovel and will travel. That sounds like a neat adventure. Merry Christmas!
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Ha! You know if I said something like that, the lucky bugger would find two! I think it would be a fun expedition to find something buried that hasn't been seen in possibly decades.
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There is a legend about a steam tractor being lost in a remote part of Western Colorado. They were moving it across a couple valleys for a dam project, got into a bog & the whole thing sank...my Great Grandfather was a civil engineer on the project, but it was never built after the tractor was lost...I have no idea if this was true, but my Grandma was a pretty no nonsense, truthful lady, & she told of it. I don't know if it was left there, or dug out & scrapped, or if the part showing was cut off & scrapped, or what...I've wondered if some kind of aerial ground-penetrating radar might show it.
This would have happened in the early 1900's, so the trail is pretty cold...
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Interesting! If there is anything left it would be a lot of fun to find!
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I know, I've wondered about it for years, since my Grandma mentioned it...she's gone now, as are probably all of those who might have any idea where to look. It would be third or fourth generation information by now. maybe now that I'm retiring, I might have time do research it a little...there was a newspaper in the closet town to where it might be...
That area was a hardscrabble place, especially during the depression years, so I can totally imagine scrappers hauling off anything they could & not saying anything to anybody.

PS: thanks for starting this thread, I hadn't thought about that deal for years.
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It is something worth researching even if it isn't there anymore better to know then not know.

No problem I enjoy hearing these stories.
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Do you swim?
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I don't but my friend has a sonar that goes 800 feet down and we are working on getting a camera to go that deep
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Default Re: Buried Gas Tractors?

Steam tractor in a local lake up in my country. Old timers have seen it and it did belong to a friend great grandpa and family. Went down in the winter skidding logs across the lake near shore. Stack can be spotted in dry years.
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