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

Sacks of wheat going down the tram
Sacks of wheat going down the tram. A total of 128 carriers were bolted to a nearly two-mile-long endless wire cable. According to a 1904 article in Pacific Monthly, the tramway hauled about 50,000 sacks of wheat each season.