Agricultural Heritage of the Pacific Northwest

Museum trio in the Pacific Northwest preserves agricultural heritage in bountiful region

1932 wood frame Harris Harvester
A series of manually controlled alternating gears and shafts kept this 1932 wood frame Harris Harvester level on steep hillsides, essential to efficient separator operation. Originally pulled by horses (“and it would have taken up to 33 head of horses on these hills,” David Ruark says. “Probably half the crop went to feed the horses”), the rig was later converted to tractor power.