HOMESTEAD NATIONAL MONUMENT, Neb.- The 1945 Allis-Chalmers Model C Tractor that worked the Nation’s Last Homestead was unveiled during a recent special ceremony at Homestead National Monument of America.
The Nation’s Last Homestead, claimed by Ken Deardorff, is located on the banks of the Stony River, 200 miles west of Anchorage, Alaska. The Friends of Homestead, with the generous support of retired Beatrice Physician Dr. C.T. Frerichs, provided the funds for the effort to recover this tractor from Alaska.
The recovery effort included the use of a helicopter, ship, and trucks to transport this American Treasure from the wilderness of Alaska to Homestead National Monument of America.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Tractor Restoration Club completed the conservation treatment work on this tractor at the Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum. With this unveiling, this Allis-Chalmers Tractor goes on permanent display at Homestead National Monument of America.