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Harvest Tales

Northwest Kansas

Sherman County

Harvest stories submitted by Kansans for the online exhibit, Wheat People.
Submit your own at KansasMuseum@kshs.org.

Jesse Craft

It Was in the Early '50s

It was in the early 50s . . . we chopped wheat for 20-25 days with two old combines . . . Oh, it was hot that day at noon, and Colby had just put in a new swimming pool down there, and anyway I told my dad, "Let's just go down and go swimming." We only had like 40 acres left. We could've got it cut that afternoon . . . . So we went to Colby and went swimming all afternoon, and we was coming back home and man, there was a big old black cloud out in the west, and it just came in and mowed that wheat. You know, it never even bothered my dad. He just went out and gathered up the ice and made ice cream.

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