Tuesday, July 26, 2016

5 North: Woodland, California Agriculture Museum


California Agriculture Museum  1962 Hays Lane, (530) 666-9700.  W-Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4.  $10, 65+ $8, 6-12 $5.  This museum exhibits the world’s largest collection of antique agricultural equipment produced prior to 1931.  A still-operating 1906 steam engine is the oldest piece.  Items I found particularly interesting are a Caterpillar '10-wide' tractor called Grandpa and a yellow-wheeled Russell steam traction engine for grain farming that weighs in at 17,350 pounds.  Note that the Hays Antique Truck collection--which with 250 vintage trucks is the largest collection of rare trucks in North America--moved out of this building and went to Reno in 2013.


outside entrance to California Agriculture Museum in Woodland, California
outside entrance to California Agriculture Museum in Woodland, California


inside entrance to California Agriculture Museum in Woodland, California
inside entrance to California Agriculture Museum in Woodland, California


Caterpillar 10-wide tractor at California Agriculture Museum in Woodland, California
Caterpillar 10-wide tractor at California Agriculture Museum in Woodland, California


Russell steam traction engine at California Agriculture Museum in Woodland, California
Russell steam traction engine at California Agriculture Museum in Woodland, California


red-wheeled tractor at California Agriculture Museum in Woodland, California
red-wheeled tractor at California Agriculture Museum in Woodland, California


huge tractor at California Agriculture Museum in Woodland, California
huge tractor at California Agriculture Museum in Woodland, California


children's play area at California Agriculture Museum in Woodland, California
children's play area at California Agriculture Museum in Woodland, California


inexpensive post cards at California Agriculture Museum in Woodland, California
inexpensive post cards at California Agriculture Museum in Woodland, California



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4 comments:

  1. There's some old machinery there - very different from modern day agriculture!

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  2. This would be an interesting museum to visit. As I read the post, I kept thinking about how much my father, who was a farmer, would have loved this museum. I love the postcards!

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  3. What a great collection of antique equipment! Love the Grandpa Caterpillar... the kids would have a wonderful time here!

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  4. I was born and raised in the agricultural central part of Washington State, so I love this stuff. I've visited two such places back in 'my roots' part of the state this summer, but yours is far bigger and more encompassing than either of the places I saw. Loved this post!

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