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Andrew and Olaf Ruden's threshing crew, White Earth, N.D.
Andrew and Olaf Ruden's threshing crew, White Earth, N.D.
TitleAndrew and Olaf Ruden's threshing crew, White Earth, N.D.
Date of Original1915?
DescriptionThe threshing crew owned by Andrew and Olaf Ruden pause for this photograph during a job near White Earth, N.D.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectAgriculture
Animals
Rural views
Work Life
Subject (LCTGM)Threshing
Threshing machines
Horses
Carts & wagons
Subject (Local)Threshing crews
LocationWhite Earth (N.D.)
Decade1910-1919
Item Number00032-MN-20-31
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Relation[Is Part Of] North Dakota Studies eighth grade curriculum
Biography/HistoryOlaf and Andrew Ruden owned a threshing engine and hired a crew each year to operate it. The Rudens traveled with their crew and equipment from one farm to another until all the wheat was threshed and ready to send to market. The threshing engine that powered the thresher had to be set up far from the thresher in order to prevent the straw stacks from catching fire from a spark. The long belt carried power from the engine to the thresher. The engine operated on steam power, so barrels of water are available near the engine. Horses pulled the wagons loaded with bundles of wheat to the thresher. Horse-drawn wagons carried away the wheat kernels that were thrown from the thresher. This picture was taken near White Earth around 1915.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionOral History Project Photograph Collection 00032
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00032-MN-20-31)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh00032MN2031
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