SEGMENT: DRAINAGE, FARM-FACILITIES, & CROPS

Bert Aikman>UIS Collection A's>UIS Collection, Segment 18

SEGMENT: DRAINAGE, FARM-FACILITIES, & CROPS,

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DRAINAGE
Bert mentions how drained swampland became productive cropland & how neighbors cooperated to have drainage ditches dug. Mentions dredge-boat used to clean ditches. Mentions use of horses to dig ditches, use of derrick. (addenda item# 39, see Aikman 5, Clip# 771)
CROPS
Bert describes a sorghum mill. (addenda item# 39, see Aikman 5, Clip# 771)
DRAINAGE
Bert continues detailed description of use of horse-powered derrick & scraper in digging and maintaining drainage ditches. (addenda item# 39, see Aikman 5, Clip# 771)
FARM FACILITIES
Bert describes method & work in digging a well by hand with a windlass, horses & sometimes explosives. Wells lined with brick at bottom. (addenda item# 39, see Aikman 5, Clip# 771)