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"The End, 1883"

Garretson, M.S.

This ink on paper drawing by Martin Garretson depicts the artist's conception of the changes in western Kansas as the open prairie was claimed for family farms. By 1883, the vast buffalo herds of the central plains had been hunted almost to the point of extinction. In the drawing, one man is shown loading bleached buffalo bones into an oxen-drawn wagon, while another man with a horse-drawn plow has begun plowing the cleared prairie for a farm crop. A young girl and boy are shown with piles of horns and horned skulls, and a woman is shown standing in the doorway of a small farmhouse in the background.

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Farming in Greeley County, Kansas

This black and white photo depicts a group of farmers using a coal burning case tractor and a disc plow to turn the sod in Greeley County, Kansas. In the background, a team of horses are hitched to a nearby wagon and a cylinder shaped water tank.

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