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