November 28, 2020
1918 Military Operations With Holt Crawler Tractors
Before Holt and Best merged in 1925 to form Caterpillar, the Holt Company was world known for its crawler tractors.
In the early teens of the 20th Century, Holt partnered with several branches of the United States military to deliver crawler tractors for their tactical operations.
The photos below were taken in April of 1918 at Fort Monroe, a military installation located in Hampton, Virginia. The Fort is on 565 acres including 8 miles of waterfront and 3.2 miles of beaches on the Chesapeake Bay. The Fort was decommissioned in 2011 and became preserved as the Fort Monroe National Monument.
These photographs give a unique look at the United State’s military past.