Originally posted as the March 2021 Mystery Photo.
Identified by Member Connie Ary – “Noticed same photo was displayed on wall of a hallway of St. John’s Lutheran Church – Sand Prairie, Green Valley, Illinois”
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The Holt Manufacturing Company came to East Peoria (Tazewell County) to build earth moving tractors in 1909. Holt Manufacturing was the first company to successfully manufacture a continuous track tractor. Holt changed the name of the company to Holt Caterpillar Company, although he did not trademark the name Caterpillar until 1910. The company would be renamed to the Caterpillar Tractor Company in 1925.
Based on John’s death date, the photograph was taken sometime prior to 1914. The picture was originally found in a box of photos of the Blumenshine and Keil family from Washington. Originally posted as the January 2019 Mystery Photo,
Our thanks to Darrel Hunter who saw the photo on our Facebook Page & identified the subjects as the John Dingledine family. Darrel supplied the family members’ names & dates.
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