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The Farm in
Pine Village offers stories
grandparents can read to their grandchildren without having to
fear the consequences. Follow Robert, the central character, as
he grows up in the 1950s and 60s in a Hoosier farming community.
upbringing in the sequel titled The Farm East of Pine
Village, which offers stories that stir the memories and
Robert T. Rhode is the author of
award-winning books ranging from fiction to nonfiction. He is recognized
for his captivating stories, and his easygoing style.
Robert T. Rhode has composed this prose poem about the
seasons. The lines reflect his upbringing on a diversified farm in
Indiana where he experienced the joys of rural life, not to
mention the occasional struggles.
Can’t find the right greeting card for someone on your list? Unable to
choose among cards that all look alike? Why not give a heartwarming
Reminiscent of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, this captivating
short story observes the finest Yuletide traditions and is sure to
become a family favorite for holidays to come!
This book won the Silver Jubilee Certificate awarded by England’s Road
Roller Association. You’ll be fascinated by the depth of information about the great
steam-powered machines that rolled America’s highways.
Patch was one of the most famous racehorses of all time. A pacer, he
became arguably America’s first sports celebrity. Robert T. Rhode’s great grandmother’s brother, Thomas Eleazer Fenton,
was the blacksmith who designed a special horseshoe that made the young
Dan Patch a winner. Growing up in Pine Village, the same town where Tom
and his forge helped an otherwise clumsy horse to victory, Robert heard
several stories about Dan Patch, who was originally owned by Dan Messner
of nearby Oxford. Robert even has Tom’s original blacksmith sign! Here
is a movie made from a 1909 booklet of photographs that, when riffled,
made the horse, sulky, and driver (H. C. Hersey) come to life. For
readers who want to know more about the renowned harness horse, Robert
recommends the book
Crazy Good: The True Story of Dan Patch, the Most Famous Horse in
America by Charles Leerhsen.
This book by Dr. Lorin E. Bixler was edited by Dr. Robert T. Rhode and
serialized beginning in The Iron-Men Album Magazine in 2000 and
continuing in Steam Traction from 2001 through 2003. To improve
readability, Robert’s editing marks were deleted starting in 2001. This
document is provided for readers who want a source of the book in one
place, not spread across many magazines, and who desire to see where
Robert edited Lorin’s typescript. For years, Robert had heard rumors
about an unpublished manuscript giving the history of the Aultman &
Taylor Company. Some said Lorin had planned to write the book but quit
midway in his research. Others claimed he had begun composing the
manuscript but had not finished it. George W. Richey of Norwich, Ohio,
told Robert that the typescript of the finished but unedited book was in
Mansfield. This was exciting news! To a steam enthusiast, paging through
Lorin’s pages was like discovering a lost city of gold.
A Few Books on Farming and on Transportation History
Biographies of People Connected to Agricultural Steam Power
Books for Children
Books on the History of Agricultural Steam Power
Books on the Application of Steam to Farming and Related Pursuits
Books on Implements and Gasoline Tractors
Books Published During the Agricultural Steam Era
Reading for Fun
For over a decade, Robert performed a play that he wrote
to portray the life and writing of Edgar A. Poe. In this essay, Robert
reminisces about his years on stage and, in the process, offers several
insights into Poe.