1948 John Deere B Tractor Returns to Appleman Family North of Johnstown
In 1948, tractors were hard to find to buy, because WWII had just ended not that long before. The Clement’s Dealership in Valentine, NE was getting two in and Theodore Appleman and a neighbor had put their names on the list and were told they could each get one!
It was the day of John Appleman’s eighth grade graduation and he remembers getting to drive it from Valentine to their ranch south of Wood Lake, NE. At 14, he even took it for a loop through Wood Lake to see if he could impress any of his friends, but none were out that day!
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