Dixon May Fair 2014

My grandfather called this ‘A Wall Full of Junk’

By From page DMF10 | May 04, 2014

DIXON — Arnold Collier was born in the Tremont Township of Dixon at the corner of Tremont Road and Robben Road on May 14, 1916. He attended the Tremont District Grammar School and graduated from Dixon High School.

He knew his whole life he wanted to be a farmer. The year he graduated high school, he raised 10 acres of beets and started farming. He retired from farming in 1981.

Collier spent years collecting farming implements and tools from ranches around Dixon. He took pride in this wall full of junk, telling stories about the things to anybody who asked.

Of the plants spilling out of various appropriated containers by his wife Elsie, he quipped, “She’s the pot gal and I’m the junkie!”

You will find the Arnold Collier Farm Implement Display in the Southard Floriculture Pavilion.


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