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

The crew takes a break atop a mound of bagged grain
The crew takes a break atop a mound of bagged grain. Each filled sack was valued at $5 (roughly $55 today). According to a notation on the back of one photo, the farmer’s August 1920 harvest yielded more than 7,000 sacks of grain.