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Demonstration trains like this represented an alliance between railroad companies, agricultural scientists and, manufacturers to promote settlement, improve farm management, and market commercial farm products. A typical train had room for lectures, display modern farm machinery, contain livestock, and also had space to accommodate sleeping quarters and a dining area. These trains were advertised through posters and newspaper articles. Many people would gather at the local train station waiting for the train to stop. The public was invited to board and then stay for the next half hour or so for demonstrations. Speakers included T.J Talbert, L.E. Call, J.B. Fitch, C.W. McCampbell, W.A. Lippincott, N.L. Harris, F.P. Cruice, and J.F. Jarrell.

Date: 1922

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Item Number: 226722
Call Number: Demonstration train - oversize
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 226722

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