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Pictured is a young John Bergey atop an upside-down wheat truck in a pasture. Handwritten caption: 1947, Summer, Western KS, Cab over Engine Ford,…
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Caption handwritten on front; "Harvest Tour with Lyle Yost"
Bergey, John
Three men smilingly examine a tractor lying on its side, which appears to have two broken axles. Handwritten on back: "Tractor hit by large truck…
Photo shows three men examining a wheat truck upside-down in a pasture. Handwritten on back: "Wheat truck wreck. Hesston, KS, 1944-1945? Lyle…
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Photo of John Deere 5020 tractor.
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Farmer plowing and fertilizing a field outside of Hesston.
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Photo of John Deere Backhoe Loader ("500 series A" handwritten on back of photo) in front of a field of wheat.
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Combine harvester Massey-Ferguson 410 in operation
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The D21 was introduced in 1963, and was the largest of the D Series, as well as the first Allis-Chalmers tractor to exceed 100 horsepower and the…
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Photo of unknown person sitting in Oliver 1850 Tractor
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"Stack Hand" picks up hay, makes stack and moves stack onto the ground.
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Stack Handler picks up stack, cuts stack in loose portions, and delivers it to place for feeding. -- typed on back of photo
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"When rabbits ate crops, farmers organized a hunt to decrease rabbit populations. W.K Pfautz Produce bought rabbits to ship to New York for food." --…
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W.W. Stratton upon the tractor owned by Roy M. Smith and furnished to the city by Smith. It was the only tractor used by the city until approx 1957.…
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Photo of wagons bringing grain to the elevator so the grain can be weighed and shipped out.
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John Egy Threshing machine -- approx 1913 or 14 and steam engine -- written on back of post card
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Steam engine (foreground) as power source to drive a grain threshing machine.

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