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Grange Online Library

Grange Library

We have provided some online reference material for your convenience. You will need Acrobat Reader to view them, as they are in pdf format.

By right-clicking on the file icon, you will be given a choice of actions; three valid choices would be to either open the file in your browser, to open it in another window, or to download it to your computer


History of the Grange Movement

History of the Grange Movement; or, The Farmer's War against Monopolies, by Edward Winslow Martin, 1874. Focuses on the Railroad monopolies, their origins and tactics, as they related to the then largely-misunderstood, early Grange.

Download History_of_the_Grange_Movement[1].pdf

Origin and Progress of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry

Origin and Progress of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, by Oliver Hudson Kelley, 1875. Written by the originator of the Patrons of Husbandry, also called The Grange. Documents the early struggles and successes.

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Walter A. Wood 1878 Catalog

1878 Walter A. Wood World Renowned Harvesting Machines, Manufactured exclusively by Walter A. Wood Mowing & Reaping Machine Company. A small (5-1/2" x 8-1/4"), 16-page pamphlet depicting and describing what was, at that time, very innovative labor-saving farm machinery for mowing and harvesting. These machines, all horse-drawn, were the forerunners to what would eventually become the self-propelled combine.

Download Walter_A_Woods_1878_Catalog.pdf

The Grange - Friend of the Farmer

The Grange - Friend of the Farmer, A concise reference history of America's oldest farm organization, and the only rural fraternity in the world, 1867-1947, by Charles M. Gardner. Published by the National Grange. 531 pages, illustrated. Hardcover, w/dust jacket.

This is not yet available online; it may be in your local Public Library.