PICTORIAL PAST: 1916 WHEAT WAGONS

By Staff
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Clarence E. Mitcham
We thank The Wenatchee Daily World newspaper for their permission to reprint the following picture and caption. Courtesy of Clarence E. Mitcham, Route 1, Mead, Washington 99021

Trailers were used in the horse and wagon days as they are today
to haul extra large loads. This 1916 picture shows Art Biram, now
of Palisades, and the late Jack Mayse, Waterville, each with a
trailer and wagon outfit, waiting to unload their sacks of wheat at
a Waterville warehouse. The wheat was shipped out by Great Northern
over the Waterville-Douglas branch line, in foreground. At the
time, Biram was living on Badger Mountain. He and Mayse hauled for
the various wheat growers. The trips varied from one to four trips
daily depending on the distance from the warehouse to the ranches.
Biram, who supplied the picture, recalls the roads were ‘plenty
rough’, but the only catastrophe was an occasional sack of
wheat falling from the wagons. Each trailer and wagon outfit hauled
110 sacks.

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