Plano Binder Parade
During the 1890s John Armstrong, one of Oakford's
business men, sold many Plano binders. In fact, so
many that the company sponsored a week end celebration
The farmers pulled their binders into town. Plumes were
provided for harness decorations.
This view shows Armstrong's implement building and
Kendall building on the right. John Armstrong's home in
grove beyond the implement shed; Porky Jim Thomas'
saloon on the left; buggy tied up to the 'hitchin' post;
John Armstrong holding the flag.
Later in years after Armstrong retired, the building
was purchased by Bruning Lumber Company. From
the late twenties, for several years, was operated by
Edgar Hollis. The next
operator was Guy Thomas,
closing in 1970. Today, the building is owned by
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