Yamhill’s Peerless Steam Tractor
by Lynn Miller
photos by Kristi Gilman-Miller
This grand, old, operating steam tractor is one of the center pieces of the new and exciting Yamhill Heritage Museum in McMinnville, Oregon, home of the Oregon Draft Horse Breeders’ Plow Match. As my grandsons, Reuben, Ben and Jean Pierre would say “Wow, Grampa!” And that is the essence of a cultural and historical handoff that each and every community should be proud to say they valued. We applaud the folks of Yamhill County for keeping their past alive to inform their best future options.