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Photo #1 This combined-harvester was captured in action around 1910 in the
Big Bend region outside of Ritzville Wa. The motive power is supplied by
mules, though one can pick out a couple of horses here and there. Harvester
veteran Joe Jantz has told me that mules were "used on the inside because
they could take the heat." Temperatures often hit the century mark and
beyond during the harvest months of July and August. The harvester pictured
here is most likely a Holt or Haines-Houser, two machines that were quite
numerous throughout wheat country in the Far West.
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