From the December 7, 2016, MidWeek "Looking Back."
1916, 100 Years Ago.
"Three five ton trucks which were on their way from Davenport, Iowa, to Chicago had their trouble on the road between Creston and Malta last night. Following the recent rains the road was very slippery and two of the big machines slid off the road into the miry ditch.
"Try as they would the members of the crew couldn't get the machines out and it was finally necessary to get Jack Cook's outfit from DeKalb to get the machines on the road."
Early Towing Company. --RoadDog