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1964 National Plowing Contest billboard, Wheatland, N.D.
1964 National Plowing Contest billboard, Wheatland, N.D.
Title1964 National Plowing Contest billboard, Wheatland, N.D.
Date of Original1964-09
DescriptionFive men hanging up the a billboard on three utility poles with three tall ladders that says, "Greater North Dakota Association Welcomes You to the 1964 National Plowing Contest and Soil Conservation Field Days." In the background on the right are some tents and a Standard Oil sign. There are many utility poles, one on the left even has a person that climbed up to the top, probably working at the electrical box. Also on the left in the background are cars and farm machinary.
General SubjectAgriculture
Subject (LCTGM)Billboards
Men
Utility poles
Organization NameNational Plowing Contest
LocationWheatland (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
Decade1960-1969
Item Number2070.516.7
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original26 x 36 cm.
Transcription"4 col Sum" and "56"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/History"Many organizations worked together to turn the State Plowing Contest of 1964 into a national competition known as the National Plowing Contest and Soil Conservation Field Days. The farm of Elmer and Ramona Fraase near Wheatland was chosen to host the event. Three acres of trees were planted as an example of windbreaks. Fraase planted 300 acres of alfalfa to be used as an airplane runway and parking lot during the event. Power lines and light poles were erected as well as a 250-foot radio tower. Interstate 94 was still under construction, but permission was obtained from the government to open the road during this event, connecting the plow contest with the city of Fargo."
Bibliographic ReferenceTom Hoheisel and Andrew R. Nielsen. Images of America: Cass County. (Chicago: Arcadia, 2007), 45.
Repository InstitutionCass County Historical Society
Repository CollectionCass County Historical Society Photography Collection 2070 (Institute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo)
Credit LineCass County Historical Society,Bonanzaville, West Fargo (2070.516.7)
Ordering Informationhttp://www.bonanzaville.org/main.php
(701) 282-2822
Cass County Historical Society
1351 West Main Ave.
West Fargo, ND 58078
Languageeng;
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdm20705167
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