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.

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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.”