Corn harvest history

Charles Lewis, 17, and his dog Jake sit atop of the last load of corn picked by hand with his dad Ellis on their Fedora, South Dakota farm in 1943. The Percheron work horses, named Jack and Dan, was the last team on the farm. 

Charles Lewis, 17, and his dog Jake sit atop of the last load of corn picked by hand with his dad Ellis on their Fedora, South Dakota farm in 1943. The Percheron work horses, named Jack and Dan, was the last team on the farm. “That was a pretty fancy team in his day,” said Larry Lewis, son of the late Charles Lewis, who submitted the photo. He and his son still use the barn in the background to vaccinate cattle.

If you have Yesteryear photos or postcards that you’d like to share, please forward them to us at: Tri-State Neighbor, P.O Box 239, Tekamah, NE 68061. Or, send a photo along with its caption information by email to jager.robinson@lee.net.

To submit a photo to the Agricultural Heritage Museum’s archive, contact Carrie Van Buren at 605-688-4436, SDSU Box 601, Brookings, SD 57007 or carrie.vanburen@sdstate.edu.