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Monday, August 18, 2014

10 Oversize Pictorial Postcards -- ca 1920 -- [3]

We started featuring a set of 10 Pictoral Postcards from about 1920 a couple of days ago and continue now with 3 more cards from this set ...

275. One of the Big Trees of Washington -- G. N. R. R.
Perhaps the caption on #275 should read:  WAS one of the Big Trees of Washington.

254. 38 Horse-power Combined Header and Thresher
Oregon -- O. W. R. & N. Co.
We have known folks with horses and the care involved with just one horse. To multiply that times 38 is mind-boggling. How did they EVER get them all harnessed together?

273. 100,000 Sacks of Wheat in Washington -- G. N. R. R. 
Can you imagine moving those sacks of wheat around? We found this info on Wiki: When wheat was bagged instead of bulk off the header, a standard bag of wheat was approx 112 pounds.

We will wrap-up this set of cards on our next post.  Thank you for stopping by John's Island.

4 comments:

  1. Yes, it's sad to see that beautiful tree cut down. And you are right about all those horses! :-)

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  2. Such a huge tree! That's some team of horses and I cam only imagine all the grooming involved.

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  3. There is so much history in old postcards. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  4. Is the first one a sequoia? I wonder why they cut it down.

    So I am looking at the photo of the horse team and then those piles of sacks of wheat...and I am thinking that people used to work so hard. I am exhausted just looking at it. ;-) Not sure if that's funny or sad!

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