Whitman County Wheat Harvest

The difficult terrain of Whitman County, Wash., was managed by custom threshers and a unique tramway system during the wheat harvest

Scene on the bluffs of the Snake River showing the carrying towers and buckets of the tramway, one ascending, one descending
Scene on the bluffs of the Snake River showing the carrying towers and buckets of the tramway, one ascending, one descending. From a 1904 issue of Pacific Monthly. Distance between the two terminals was about 5,150 feet.