Shared Photo: Photo of Mike Triesch with his great-grandfather Arthur O'Leary

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I wanted to share this family photo of Michael Triesch and his great grandfather Arthur O'Leary with the community. Immigrants from Ireland,  William and Bridget O'Leary homesteaded in the Eel River Valley in far Northern California in the 1870's. Four generations of  the O'Leary family then operated a dairy ranch on Cannibal Island Road for over 100 years. In this photo, Mike is enjoying a tractor ride with his great-grandfather.

Location: Loleta California. Date: 1977.
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WikiTree profile: Arthur O'Leary
in Photos by Bart Triesch G2G6 Pilot (253k points)

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Wonderful photo!   Looks like Mike is enjoying himself.
Farmall A, no hydraulics that makes it a 1939 to 1947.
Thanks for sharing!
by John Noel G2G6 Pilot (711k points)
selected by Bart Triesch
Thanks Bart, Enjoyed the photo. I have a Farmall  Super A that I restored.
+12 votes
Great photo, thank you for sharing it with the Wikitree community.
by David Selman G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
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What a fun picture, Bart!  I love great-grandpa's "serious face" with the pipe in his mouth.  Thank you for sharing :-)
by Emma MacBeath G2G6 Pilot (801k points)
Thanks for your kind comment Emma. I had the pleasure of knowing Art O'Leary. He was my wife's grandfather and we spent time every year at the O'Leary ranch. I was a city boy but I quickly learned about dairy ranching and all the hard work it takes to get milk products to the market. Art was kind and generous. He had a wry, Yankee manner and mostly said, "Yep."
LOL.  I could just imagine him saying "Yep" in this picture :-)
+7 votes
Delightful photo of Mike and his great grandfather Arthus on a tractor

Thank you so much for explaining the photo
by Susan Laursen G2G Astronaut (2.8m points)

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