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Wagons and Teams at Elevator, circa 1908

Title

Wagons and Teams at Elevator, circa 1908

Subject

grain elevator

Description

"Harvest time approx 1908. Elevator at right is Newton Elev Co. and at left background is the Henry Pfautz building where he ground corn and other grain. It was later used as station to buy Poultry and eggs. Photo owner: Murray Bandy. #84" - label typed on back of photo 1

"At left background is Henry H. Pfautz grain mill and elevator at right is Newton Elev. Co. Wheat was brought to market in wagons pulled by horses or mules until auto mfgrs built motor powered trucks." -handwritten by Murray Bandy on back of photo 2

The Hesston Record republished photo 3 on July 15, 1982, with the caption:
"THE YEAR ISN't a certainty, but it probably is the early 1920s or late 1910s as harvest time in Hesston is viewed back before the combustible engine days. These hot days of the past few weeks after a lengthy rain spell have finally allowed wheat farmers to conclude their harvest. Remember those days when the same types of nature problems had to be faced with much less mechanical skills available to quicken the trip to town and the elevator. No matter what age it is, though, harvest is a serious business until the crop is taken to the elevator, and with full bins and questionable trade agreements overseas, the prices still haven't improved. Speaking of prices, have the prices of wheat increased with the same amount of inflation from 1920 to 1982? Doubtlessly, most farmers would strongly say no!!"

Creator

unknown

Source

Murray Bandy Hesston Centennial 1886-1986, Hesston Public Library

Publisher

Hesston Public Library

Date

1908

Contributor

Bandy, Murray C.

Format

image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Photographs

Identifier

mb_bi_ge_013

mb_bi_ge_014

mb_HRec_013

Coverage

1900s

Kansas

Hesston (Kan.)


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Citation
unknown, “Wagons and Teams at Elevator, circa 1908,” Hesston Public Library, accessed June 26, 2017, http://hesston.digitalsckls.info/items/show/1675.
Original Format

photograph

Physical Dimensions

3.5 x 5 inches