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Leland Sweatman - Modern Era

Drafted for WWII, Leland Sweatman left his boyhood farm chores but returned to grain farming after the war . He discusses the 1950's drought and chinch bugs, and the financial need to farm more land. An Allis Chalmers dealer in the '70's and 80', he became a collector of miniatures.

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Interview Session 01 (Audio)

Life on a typical Illinois farm, electrification & into the modern age

Interview Session 02 (Audio)

Walking tour of Sweatman’s miniature tractor collection.


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A-V Barn

See also the Illinois State Museum's A-V Barn


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