Item 21351 - Haying, Woodland, ca. 1922

Item 21351 - Haying, Woodland, ca. 1922
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Item 21351
Haying, Woodland, ca. 1922
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Hauling hay to the barn for storage. To the right is a dump rake. A dump rake was so called because after raking the hay for a short distance, a lever-operated mechanism raised the rake tines to "dump" the hay. The rake was pulled back and forth across a field and on each pass the hay was pulled into line with previously dumped piles making a windrow. After the field was raked into windrows, the dump rake was pulled down along a windrow dumping the hay into piles along the way. These piles were later loaded onto hay wagons and taken to storage.

In 1922 Olof O. Nylander assembled a display of photographs, maps and charts of the Maine Swedish Colony which he displayed at the three hundredth anniversary of the founding of Gothenburg, Sweden. The series of display cards, or samlats, each featured several photographs of homes, businesses and community members from New Sweden, Woodland, Perham and Caribou.

This photograph is from samlat 13.

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