Friday, July 25, 2014

The Third Year's Harvest in Dakota (1870s?)

A card, distributed probably in the late 1870s, urging farmers to check out the grain field possibilities in Minnesota, Iowa, and Dakota along the line of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St Paul Railway.

The Farmer's Route
to the
Golden Grain Fields
Minnesota, Iowa, and Dakota
The Third Year's Harvest in Dakota
When you look at the image it appears the harvest was plentiful. Note the steam assisted equipment to process the grain. It looks like a long train was needed to haul the harvest back to market. Don’t miss the paddle wheel out on the river. We tried to do a little research to see what year might be associated with the "third year of grain harvesting in Dakota" territory. It seems that it may have been in the late 1870s. It was certainly prior to the end of Dakota Territory in 1889 when the states of North and South Dakota were formed. If you have better information, we hope you'll leave us a comment. In any event, this card is old and pretty rare.

Thanks for stopping by John's Island.

1 comment:

  1. What a different world, in just a little more than a century! :-)


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