Clarence L. Atwood on the 1940 Ford 9N tractor that his Grandfather bought new for the farm.
Clarence L. Atwood (Clancy, to his friends) ran the farm for many years. He was good with machines of all sizes and could rebuild most engines with nothing more than an attentive ear and a few basic tools. He was known to work on anything from small hand-held tools up to large tractors. Many a machine was fully overhauled in his workshop. He also was the proud proprietor of the "Sharp Shop" which could sharpen just about anything that had a cutting edge. From handsaws to chainsaws, scissors to carbide blades, he could repair, sharpen and even retooth.
The pride he showed his farm and the pride he took from his many chores and duties are an inspiration to all who knew him. It was due to this legacy that Doc Warren asked Clancy for permission to name the working farm museum after him. It was only fitting, since he kept most of the machines in the museum running for so many years. Sadly, he has left us, but his memory, legacy and many of his machines remain. We will do our best to teach future generations about these fine machines and what it means to leave a legacy from working with one's hands as well as one's mind.
Beyond tours of the equipment and demonstrations, this museum hopes to educate others on the importance of self-reliance, interdependence and productivity. Through demonstrations, hands-on training and real world applications, participants will experience what these machines can do and have done to help feed Americans for generations.
Tours are our pleasure and are offered by appointment only.
Donations of farm equipment and tools of all kinds are always appreciated!