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Wheat truck wreck, 1947
Collection: Agriculture

Title

Wheat truck wreck, 1947

Subject

agriculture

automobiles

Description

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, moments after accident. "The steering tie rod broke as I was going 50 mph over a bridge."

John also wrote, "when Lyle [Yost] arrived about 20 [minutes] later he asked me, 'Did you fall asleep?'
"I said, 'At 7 o'clock AM[?]' I suspect he did not believe me until he saw the broken tie rod."

It is possible that this is the same truck shown in Item #1802 and that one of them has the wrong date.

Publisher

Hesston Public Library

Date

1947

Contributor

Bergey, John

Rights

Used with permission.

Format

image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Photographs

Identifier

Hesston_Corp_bergey_006

Hesston_Corp_bergey_006a

Hesston_Corp_bergey_006b

Coverage

1940s

Hesston (Kan.)

Kansas


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Citation
“Wheat truck wreck, 1947,” Hesston Public Library, accessed August 14, 2020, https://hesston.digitalsckls.info/item/1816.