SEGMENT: FARM WORK, RECOLLECTIONS, & TRANSPORTATION

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

SEGMENT: FARM WORK, RECOLLECTIONS, & TRANSPORTATION,

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FARM WORK
Description of work in the timber. Had to cut when sap was down. Story about Kentuckian who cut stove-wood according to the phase of the moon. (addenda item# 42, see Aikman 5, Clip# 773)
RECOLLECTIONS
Bert laments fact that most people couldn't read. Story of fellow who believed what he was told by those who could read was always true. (addenda item# 42, see Aikman 5, Clip# 773)
CROPS
Bert mentions cotton-bale compressed in a mold. (addenda item# 43, see Aikman 5, Clip# 773)
TRANSPORTATION
Bert gives details of uncomfortable train trip, i.e., hard seats & little to eat. Mentions buying pineapple at a stop & eating it. Mentions bananas were just being distributed to Midwest at this time from New Orleans. Story of Tuff Lohman's horse-team giving up in snow & coming to Bert for horses & wagon to get groceries in town for everybody in area. Mentions difficulties of plowing road with grader pulled by threshing-machine engine. Power-graders ended problems with clearing snow off roads. (addenda item# 44, 45, see Aikman 5, Clip# 773, 774)
WEATHER
During bad snow people did not venture out far. (addenda item# 45, see Aikman 5, Clip# 774)
TRANSPORTATION
Changes in Farm Equipment