Day 05 - Manteno to Ottawa - John Gorentz
Township Road Grader

Township Road Grader

A few of these old road graders have been preserved in township hall yards. Back in the day they were an improvement over having farmers bring their own tools to work on the roads; but they also marked a change in the relationship of citizens to township government. Now they paid taxes for road work insted of getting together on work days.

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