Saturday, April 14, 2012

Weekend Steam: State Of The Art Harvesting A Century Ago

 Here are a couple of photos from an old family album that show farming where we live, near Dahlgren, Illinois.  The fellow sitting on the flywheel of this Heilman engine is Green Berry Darsham, the ancestor who settled on the family farm in 1903.  His daughter Lou (born Feb 1894) is the girl with the striped sleeve on her dress.

We don't know the two on the left, but the fellow with his hand on the throttle is Will Dillinder, Lou's husband.  The man in front of the steering wheel is Henry Kennedy, a man that I remember, sixty some years after these snapshots were taken.

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