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A photograph of a burned tractor near the capitol in Washington, D.C. Vernon Deines and others from Kansas transported the tractor to Washington and set it on fire as part of the American Agriculture Movement protesting unfair crop prices. On February 5, 1979, thousands of farmers and tractors converged on the city. Before the day was out, 19 farmers had been arrested, 17 tractors impounded, and police had penned the farmers into an involuntary prison camp on the Washington Mall.

Creator: Anderson, Marsha
Date: February 05, 1979

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Item Number: 225284
Call Number: S.10 AAM .1979 *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 225284

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