Washington January 01, 2016
There’s Something Special About These 17 Washington Farms From The Past
Washington has always been home to some of the best agriculture. With a New Year starting, there may be some things that may change, but it’s always important to reflect and look back at where we’ve been so far. Check out these 17 unique photos captured of farms in our state during the late 1930s and 1940s:
1. Here was a wheat farm in Whitman County, taken in the summer of 1936.
2. Harvesting wheat with a combine near Walla Walla, September 1941.
3. A few bags of wheat coming down off the combine - circa September 1941.
4. This farmer was providing hand irrigation on a small rented farm northeast of Elma in August 1939.
5. This beautiful orchard was seen along the Yakima River in July 1936.
6. A candid shot of the orchard trees being sprayed, in the summer of 1936.
7. Taken at a wheat farm near Bickleton in the summer of 1936.
8. Dumping a full sack of pears into a lug box, which would be trucked away to the packing house.
Check out the "Yakima" design on the picking sack, which opens from bottom. Taken in August 1939.
9. Here was a hop field and drying barn in Yakima around July 1936.
10. Another fascinating perspective of the hop fields in Yakima, taken in July '36.
11. If you headed out onto the fields, this would have been your view.
12. A Yakima farmer taking a sack of hops from a portable-type mechanical picker in September 1941.
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13. This barnyard shot was taken near Bickleton in July 1936.
14. An erosion on the farm near Bickleton in the summer of 1936.
15. Up close, you can see more of the damage.
16. Here was a charming, prosperous farm near Pullman in the summer of 1936.
17. This farmer was being pulled on his combine through wheat fields, with mules leading the way!
Taken in the Walla Walla area in September 1941.
Aren’t these vintage photos of farms in Washington incredible? Which one was your favorite?