Adams Tractor • Coeur d’Alene Tractor • Boundary Tractor • Adams Tractor Lewiston • Adams Tractor Colville
It wasn’t a bad living selling apples in the early 1920’s but when Henry Ford stepped off a train and struck up a conversation with Don Adams about the idea of selling tractors, as an alternative to being a fruit farmer, it was a no-brainer to pursue a new path. By 1929, he had established Adams Tractor in Spokane, WA and never looked back.
Adams Tractor distinguished itself as a reputable business serving farmers and homeowners in Eastern Washington, and eventually expanded its operation with Coeur d’Alene Tractor in 1948 to accommodate the Northern Idaho market. Twenty-eight years later they opened Boundary Tractor in Bonners Ferry, Idaho with the help of another family member, Cal Russell.
Currently, there are five generations representing three locations of one of the most iconic family businesses in the Inland Northwest.
In 1927, talking movies were invented, and Amelia Earhart crosses the Atlantic ocean.
The stock market crash of 1929 was a four-day collapse of stock prices that began on October 24, 1929.1 It was the worst decline in U.S. history.
Pearl Harbor was bombed after the United States enters World War II.
Alaska & Hawaii become the 49th and 50th States.
Astronauts Neil Armstrong & Buzz Aldrin become the first men to land on the moon.
Mount St. Helens erupts, covering the Northwest with ash and forever changing the landscape.
Multiple airplanes hijacked by terrorists in New York area and crashed into World Trade Center and The Pentagon changing our world forever.