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Inquiry Question

Historical Context



Photo 1
Photo 2
Photo 3
Photo 5 & Drawing 1


Table of

Visual Evidence

Photo 4: Wheat Harvesting on a Bonanza Farm,
ca. 1891.
[Photo 4] with link to larger version of photo.
(Fred Hultstrand History in Pictures Collection, North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, North Dakota State University, Fargo)

Questions for Photos 4

1. This photo shows binders used to tie harvested wheat into bundles. How many can you identify?

2. These machines were only used during the months of August and September. Some farmers owned their own equipment while others hired threshing crews that moved from farm to farm. What do you think would be the advantages and disadvantages of each method?

3. Bonanza farms grew nothing but wheat. What would be the advantages of doing this? What would be the disadvantages?

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