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What’s A Jayhawk Hay Stacker?

Do recognize this contraption used to move hay? These photos from 1939 show a John Deere tractor using a Jayhawk hay stacker. These stackers were manufactured by The Wyatt Manufacturing Company of Salina, Kansas. Wyatt built and sold its first hay stacker around 1903 which was powered and drove by a team of four horses

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Couple Finds Buried John Deere “Treasure”

A metal junk pile in your backyard hardly seems the place to find anything of value, but that’s what happened for a lucky couple in Kansas. Kimberly Whiteman wanted to make better use of her backyard by removing an old pile of junk and replacing it with a pool for her children.  “The previous owners

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A History Of The John Deere 4320 Tractor

During the late 1960s, when farmers across the country were using their new John Deere 4020 tractors, it is likely that most of them felt that they had the best tractor available at the time. The combination of power, comfort, features and reliability in that tractor were tough for any manufacturer to beat. There were,

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1960s – Rice Farming – Steve Kole Farm

These photos are from the book titled: The Photo Story of The Kole Farm & Family 1935-1968. The book can be purchased at this link, https://kempcosolutions.com/index.php/product/the-photo-story-of-the-kole-farm-family-1935-1968/ Bogged John Deere “105R” Rice Combine “Doodle-Bug” Winch Cable Rescue 1968. Repeated Maneuvers with the “Doodle-Bug” advanced the “105R” Combine to better ground. Donald Broussard is the operator on

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1939 Sheridan County, KS

These August 1939 photos show William Rall and his Family in Sheridan County, Kansas. William was a farmer and client of the Farm Security Administration. The Farm Security Administration was a New Deal agency created in 1937 to combat rural poverty during the Great Depression. Photographs were taken by Russel Lee (1903-1986). These photos are

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