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Harvest Tales - Cherokee County 01

Harvest stories submitted by Kansans for the online exhibit, Wheat People.
Submit your own at KansasMuseum@kshs.org.

Hanks & Slapar

A Collection of Harvest Photos

This group of 11 photographs from the Hanks and Slapar families dates from the 1920s through the 1980s.

 

People standing in wheat field.


Three adults dwarfed by tall wheat, 1920s.

Wagonload of unthreshed wheat


A wagonload of unthreshed wheat in front of a McCormick Deering threshing machine.

Case combine


Frank Slapar operating a 1938 Case combine with a 12-foot header, 1947.

Grain truck


Bob Slapar and a 1936 Chevrolet grain truck, 1946.

Truck hauling a threshing machine


A truck hauls a threshing machine to a nearby field.

Working wheat ground


Harman Earl Hanks plants wheat near Girard in Crawford County, November 1998.

Working wheat ground


Harman Earl Hanks planting wheat near Girard, 1998.

Working wheat ground


Curtis Harman Earl Hanks works ground to be planted in wheat near Girard in Crawford County, November 1998.

Working wheat ground


Curtis Harman Earl Hanks working ground to be planted in wheat, 1998.

Working wheat ground


Curtis Hanks planting wheat in background, with Brandon Callaway standing in the foreground, 1998.

1911 International truck in front of 1984 combine.


An 1911 International truck parked in front of a new John Deere combine, 1984. Harman Hanks is seated in the combine.


"Harvest Tales" is part of the online exhibit, Wheat People:  Celebrating Kansas Harvest.