These 12 Rare Photos Show North Dakota’s Agriculture History Like Never Before
As harvest time comes around each year in North Dakota, a state that has always been deeply rooted in agriculture, it’s interesting to think that North Dakotans have been doing this every year for well over a century. Through the good years with great yields to the bad years, or even bad decades, full of loss, we still persevere and work the fields and the livestock again and again. Through our efforts we have become known as “the breadbasket of the nation” and are the number one producers in more than one category.
Let’s take a look back at the agricultural history through these fascinating photographs and remember how we got to where we are today:
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What did you think about these photos? Have any family stories, photos, or memories in North Dakota? We’d love to see and hear about them! This state’s rich history is something that should be preserved and shared. You can even see some of that history in this awesome, rare video taken decades ago.
Leah moved to North Dakota when she was 12 years old and has traveled from the Red River Valley to the badlands and many places in between. She loves small-town life and currently enjoys living on a small farm in the ND prairie. She's always had a passion for writing and has participated in novel writing challenges such as NaNoWriMo multiple times. Her favorite part about this job is recognizing small businesses that deserve a boost and seeing the positive affect her articles can have on their traffic, especially in rural areas that might have otherwise gone overlooked.
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