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Harvest Tales

Southwest Kansas

Lane County

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

D. O. Durr

Photos of Early Grain Elevators, etc.

 

This group of photographs includes images of harvesting, grain elevators, threshing machines, early combines, and planting wheat.

Grain elevators in Dighton


Aerial view of Dighton featuring its grain elevators.

Cookshack and threshing machine in field


A cookshack wagon in the field, next to an operating threshing machine.

Threshing crew at Dighton


Carl Durr's threshing crew pitches wheat into the separator to be threshed, 1920.

Threshing crew at Dighton


Bill Davis and Roy Case thresh wheat near Dighton in 1919.

Early combine at Dighton


Harvesting with an early combine on the D. O. Durr farm near Dighton, 1928.

Combining near Dighton


The Durr harvest crew on July 6, 1926.

Tractor-pulled wheat drills


Two wheat drills being pulled by a tractor, Lane County.

Horse-pulled wheat drills


Horse- and mule-drawn drills (planters).

Stacking shocks of wheat


D. O. Durr harvesting crew stacking shocks of wheat, 1928.

Harvesting wheat with headers


Harvesting with a header on the Patrick Murphy farm, Dighton, 1919.

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