Nebraska Authors

Lester Larsen

Larson was the Chief Engineer of the Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory from 1946 to 1975. The Lester F. Larson Tractor Museum is named after him. He was also very keen on the preservation of the old tractor test lab, and managed to get establish the Antique Farm Equipment and Machinery Commission in 1991.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction




University of Nebraska


Professor Emeritus

Places Worked

Nebraska Tractor Testing Laboratory


Cyrus Hall McCormick Gold Medal, 1976


Antique Farm Equipment and Machinery Commission


Farm Tractors, 1950-1975. 1981.

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