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The Lathrop Manure Spreader

For the Lamp Post January 15, 2015

Barbara Walvoord

No, that’s not the name of the bird that just pooped on your car window.

At Lathrop east campus, we really do have an old farm manure spreader. It sits, abandoned and rusting, at the end of the Mulberry Lane fire lane. You can walk down to see it.

Our manure spreader would have been pulled by a tractor. A metal tag on the machine tells us it carries ten patents, filed from 1962 through 1976. People have been spreading manure on their fields for thousands of years, but here they were, still making improvements. Continue reading The Lathrop Manure Spreader