These 14 Rare Photos Show Kansas’s Farming History Like Never Before

You know all of those “boring” fields of wheat that people drive past on I-70? Did you know that a single acre of this precious grain produces enough bread to feed 9,000 people for one day? Or that Kansas farmers harvest enough wheat each year to feed everyone in the world for two weeks? Since becoming a state in 1861, farming has been a vital part of Kansas’s economy and work force, which can be seen in these 14 rare photos depicting the history of Kansas farming:

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