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This photograph shows a harvest crew pitching wheat bundles from the header barges on the John Hutchinson Ranch, presumed to be in Haskell County, Kansas. The steam tractor is visible in the foreground and the thresher is in the back left of the image. After the wheat was cut by the header, barges were used to haul the wheat to where the bundles were pitched by hand onto a stack. Later, a threshing outfit would pull up to the stacks and separate the grain from the chaff. The wheat was thrown into the thresher where the grain and chaff was separated.

Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1912

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Item Number: 7880
Call Number: Haskell County Historical Society: F. M. Steele co
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 7880

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