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This Rare Footage In The 1930s Shows Colorado Like You’ve Never Seen Before

Since Colorado first became a state in 1876, the sights of summertime have been the same: the sun shining brightly over the colorful Rocky Mountains, children playing in the streets and enjoying their remaining days of vacation, and farmers working hard in the fields to harvest their crop. Have you ever wondered what the latter of the three looked like during the Great Depression, when the world was covered in a thick layer of dust and farm equipment was much simpler? Thanks to this short Harvesting the High Plains video from PBS, we can get a glimpse into the challenging world of a Colorado farmer’s harvest during the 1930s:

Want to see even more amazing vintage footage? Click on this Amazing Rare 1940s Footage of Colorado’s Granada Relocation Center!

Annie is a freelance writer, content editor, and marketing whiz with a background in broadcasting and a passion for chicken nachos. When she isn't gushing about her love of Colorado, you can find her chasing after her two adorable sons and/or dreaming up a new home improvement project for her husband.