American Elephants

Harvesting Wheat in The Palouse. by The Elephant's Child

On the other side of Washington State and into Idaho, lies the Palouse country, with rolling hills of wheat, embroidered with small stands of evergreen  woods.  Beautiful country, and it takes a different kind of combine to do the harvest in such hilly country. Here’s what it looked like near Spokane around 1910, when the combine had to be pulled by horses — lots of horses.  Shows what mechanization has meant. Sorry about the music, turn your volume down.


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Sounds like AC/DC (“Hell’s Bells”). The singer’s voice isn’t great, but the instrumental parts merit turning UP the volume.


Comment by Subsidy Eye

Not my cup of tea, but to each his own.


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