Holt Memorial Hall, Haggin Museum
1201 North Pershing Avenue
Stockton, CA 95203
Notable for: earliest track-type gasoline-powered tractor, influencing designs worldwide
Owner, if different than above: Pioneer Museum/Haggin Gallery
More about . . .
The first practical demonstration of this tractor took place in a peat field on Roberts Island on November 24, 1904, and was patented and in production by December of 1907. The existing machine represents the earliest gasoline-powered track-type tractors that were to help revolutionize agriculture, logging, construction, road building, and transportation around the world. Its design and development is credited to Benjamin Holt (1849-1920), president of the Holt Manufacturing Company of Stockton.
Visiting Info: [please confirm] regular hours: 1:30-5 pm except Monday, 209-462-4116
Ceremony Notes: April 1981