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Reynold M. Wik
Sioux Falls College (Sioux Falls, SD 57105-1600)

The Life and Work of Benjamin Holt: The Inventor of the Caterpillar Tractor

To complete a hook, The Life of Benjamin Holt: A Leading California Industrialist. Benjamin Holt produced Caterpillar tractors and other farm equipment which revolutionized farming. These tractors became the father of the military tank of World War I, the bulldozers of World War II, and the modern snowmobile.

Project fields:
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$16,000 (approved)
$16,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1977 – 1/31/1978