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Harvester Homecoming Preserves Historic Company's Legacy

Credit Courtesy/Harvester Homecoming
An old truck's steering wheel shows one of the early variations of the iconic Harvester emblem.

Although International Harvester's last Scout rolled off the assembly line here in Fort Wayne in the early 1980's, its memory is still alive and well, and ready to be celebrated at the inaugural Harvester Homecoming this Saturday.

From its early days in farm equipment production, through its decades of world class truck manufacturing, IH, which it became known as to employees and consumers alike, was famous for its innovative designs in every area of transporation.

Being part of the Harvester family was a point of pride to many generations of area residents, which makes this homecoming celebration all the more significant.

Last week WBOI's Julia Meek sat down with project spear headers Ryan DuVall and Jerry Bettley to discuss the Scout's lasting appeal, the company's rich history and the impact both continue to make on the community.

Event Information:

Harvester Homecoming @Scout Park Conference Center
2300 Meyer Road, Fort Wayne
Saturday, August 10th, 2019
10:00 a.m. to dusk

Find event details and more information on the Harvester Homecoming Facebook Event Page.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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