Dawson & Barkmeier
Dawson & Barkmeier Equipment Company
Clarence Dawson and Walter Barkmeier entered into a partnership in 1947 and purchased a farm implement business in Exeter, Nebraska from Delphin and Clarence Clover and operated the business as Dawson & Barkmeier Equipment Company. They sold International Harvester tractors, combines and other farm implements for 28 years. In addition to selling International Harvester farm equipment, air conditioners and refrigerators, they also sold Gleaner combines, Maytag washers and dryers, and parts and tools associated with an implement store.
In 1953, following a consolidation of area school districts, the Exeter School Board solicited bids to contract for private busing of their students. The Dawson & Barkmeier Equipment Company was offered a contract for busing children to and from school and for all school related activities. They contracted with the School District for 22 years to provides these services.
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