Castor Bean Crop

Emma Snodgrass>UIS Collection S>UIS Collection S, Segment 22

Castor Bean Crop,

duration 00:42

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In southern Illinois, her father grew castor beans on 5-6 acres. Tells how she and sister sat on boxes behind horses and picked ripe pods from the plants. They dried them in the sun on paper. Handling the beans made them sick.