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A Reeves steam tractor turning virgin sod

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Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936

Date: Between 1891 and 1912

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: Haskell County Historical Society: F. M. Steele co

Unit ID: 7878

Summary: This is a view of a large Reeves steam tractor plowing prairie land to turn up sod.

Space Required/Quantity: [Not stated]

Title (Main title): A Reeves steam tractor turning virgin sod

Titles (Other):

  • Plowing the prairie in the age of steam, these mighty coal smoke belching behemoths fueled men's dreams of bounty reaped from the turning of the virgin sod [electronic resource] / F.M. Steele


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Index Terms


    Gelatin silver prints
    Haskell County (Kan.) -- History
    Internet resource (Web)
    Horses -- Kansas -- Haskell County
    Plowing -- Kansas -- Haskell County
    Tractors -- Kansas -- Haskell County

Creators and Contributors


General Note: Digital image of an original silver gelatin print, scanned by the Kansas State Historical Society, as part of the Western Trails Project, funded by a grant from the Kansas Library Network Board.

General Note: The original is a silver gelatin print and measures 22.2 x 25.3 cm.

General Note: This photograph is part of an album owned by the Haskell County Historical Society. Many of the photographs are identified as Haskell County; however, there are several unidentified photographs in the album. We believe the unidentified photographs were taken in Haskell County.