Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Fuel for farmers

Vintage farm photo, Brunner Farm

Ben Murphy used to deliver coal, oil, and gasoline to farmers in Ashtabula County, Ohio. He was the lifeline for many farmers in his area.

Notice the fly netting on the horses? Fly netting is used to keep flies from irritating the horse, an important safety feature when transporting volatile materials!

(Submitted by Gary Hemphill)Roy Cooper is binding wheat in this photo from 1925. The photo was taken in Butler County, Pennsylvania.
(Submitted by Eli Miller)John Hively and his son, Curtis, cultivate corn at the Hively's Highland Farm in New Waterford, Ohio. This photo was taken in 1919.