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

Front view of the header
Front view of the header. Note how the horses pull on the side of the hill. The wagon’s rear axle is on the 12-ft. side; the front is 5 ft. 2 in. Handwritten note on the back of the photo: “This ranch is the hilliest in the Palouse Country and the rancher had 320 acres of wheat and (we) thrashed 14 days including 1/2 day for oats and one day of barley, Washington 1920.”