SEGMENT: FARM FACILITIES, FARM EQUIPMENT, & CROPS

George Cline>UIS Collection C-G>UIS Collection C-G, Segment 3

SEGMENT: FARM FACILITIES, FARM EQUIPMENT, & CROPS,

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TOWNS
Tile & brick factory was run by Charlie Paul. Ericson factory moved into town and made the other factory close. Could not get enough dirt.
FARM FACILITIES
Water was piped from spring for water for cattle using a windmill. Used a gasoline engine later on. "We ain't going back to windmill."
FARM EQUIPMENT
Best labor-saving devices were combine and corn picker. Could save corn faster with equipment. Only shucked corn for four years and then paid to have it shucked. Paid 10c to $1 per load for shucking. Workers got 75c per bushel. Describes shucking-peg and its use. Mr. Cline bought shucking-pegs from neighbor who wanted to get rid of them. Everyone used the peg.
CROPS
No diseases for corn in the past. Got 50-60 bushels of corn, 25-30 bushels of wheat, and 70 bushels of oats per year. Kept most of the oats. Sold the crops at the elevator at Chandlerville.
FARM EQUIPMENT
Tells story about repairing roads for corn shelling. Had 50 wagons to a sheller sometimes. Bob Harbison owned sheller, and Arthur King ran sheller's steam engine, using coal. Paid 2c per bushel for shelling. Used to use steam engines in sawmills but now they use gasoline. Could shell 5,000 bushels in a day. Tells story about feeding shelling workers at noon.