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Harvest Tales - Thomas County 01

Harvest stories submitted by Kansans for the online exhibit, Wheat People.
Submit your own at kshs.kansasmuseum@ks.gov.

Robert Vawter

Threshing Photographs

Roberta Meek submitted these harvest photos of the threshing operation of her father, Robert Harrison Vawter.


Threshing scene.

A tractor-operated threshing machine blows straw into a stack. Many farmers used this straw as bedding for livestock throughout the winter.

Pitching bundles

Crew members pitch bundles of wheat into a threshing machine, which separates the grain from the straw.

Straw blower

A threshing machine blows straw into a stack.

Tractor hauling load of bundled wheat.

A tractor pulls a load of bundled wheat from the field to the threshing machine.

Grain truck at threshing machine.

Wheat pours into a grain truck for hauling to an elevator.

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