Created By: Digital History Course
Early agricultural technology as well as more recent inventions are housed in The Moum Agricultural Building. If you are interested in the early history of farming in North Dakota, be sure to check out the “Bonanza Farming” tour for more information of farming equipment of the 19th century.
Farm machinery featured includes threshing machines, plows, seeders, and diesel-driven tractors from the 20th century. A highlight of this collection are the Steiger tractors, invented by John Steiger and his sons Douglass and Maurice of Red Lake Falls, MN. Included in the Steiger line is a bulldozer that was once the largest in the world.
The Moum Agricultural Building also houses Bonanzaville’s Bobcat Machinery collection, containing many first edition models of Bobcat machinery, along with the Melroe machinery that predated the Bobcat branding.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Bonanzaville: Technological Innovations of the 20th Century