Charles Copeland

A retired public high school teacher living in Auglaize County, Wapakoneta, OH.

Reading this profile you will see the impact of Dad’s tractors as four of the five tractors that I own were my fathers. This is where the collection starts. My first tractor was a 1936 Oliver Hart Parr 70, a 1941 Oliver row crop 60 with 36” rear wheels, a 1949 Oliver 77 narrow front, a 1953 Oliver 77 wide front, and my last purchase was a 1966 Oliver 1850 diesel. When I was farming my 80 acres the 77 wide front was used to plant, drill, spray, pull a haybine, rake hay, mow, apply fertilizer, bale hay, haul grain and many other tasks.

One of my fondest memories is taking the Oliver Hart Parr 70 to the tractor pulls in the 1980’s and 90’s and out pulling other tractors.

The best part of being a BOC is getting to talk tractors and learning.