The lore of the Cornbinder

Letter from Robert Lawson

Machinery – February 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine

Ed,

As an owner of several “Cornbinders” over the years I wanted to comment on your brief write-up of the new Navistar 7300 CXT (December 2004). This vehicle is indeed very big and will no doubt end up being driven by a few athletes and affluent types — strictly as a status symbol. There is a real market for this type of vehicle, for example, those with large fifth-wheel campers and business owners requiring a vehicle with more capability than a 1 ton truck. Ford, GMC, Freightliner (and maybe others) are also offering trucks in roughly this size.

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Hal Walter’s contributions

Letter from Robert Lawson

Hal Walter – June 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine

Editors:

I enjoy reading the magazine, specifically any articles relating to Colorado history, railroads, mining, and ranching. Also of particular interest to me are Hal Walter’s contributions. You see, my parents built (or had built) the place he owns east of Westcliffe, so I can literally picture his descriptions of the local surroundings. My brother and I have good memories of countless hours exploring that area.

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