Heading Wheat at Fort Necessity

Young Walter Stone documented his trips West to help with the harvest with photographs of farm life in the early 20th century.

Original inscription on photo: “Stack yard at H.V. Song’s with ‘Barb’ Christensen (stacker) and ‘Haze’ Song (boss) prominent.” Notation from Lee Hoeger: “They would stack the wheat and then wait for a steam engine and thresher to come. The steam engine would use straw for fuel.” According to other inscriptions in the album, similar stacks generated “$2,000 in wheat thrashed.”