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Farm equipment at the National Plowing Contest of 1964, Wheatland, N.D.
Farm equipment at the National Plowing Contest of 1964, Wheatland, N.D.
TitleFarm equipment at the National Plowing Contest of 1964, Wheatland, N.D.
Date of Original1964-09
DescriptionA view of the National Plowing Contest showing people looking around at farm equipment, such as Oliver 770 and Oliver 1650 tractors. There are many signs and billboards advertising, including "Best year yet to go Ford! '65 Mustang, " Standard, " "NFO, " "Ford, " and "SKELLY." There are many tents in the background.
General SubjectAgriculture
Subject (LCTGM)People
Tractors
Billboards
Agricultural machinery & implements
Exhibitions
Posters
Organization NameNational Plowing Contest
Ford Motor Company
Standard Oil Company
LocationWheatland (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
Decade1960-1969
Item Number2070.516.3
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original23 x 36 cm.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryMany 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 (2070.516.3)
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 IDdm20705163
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