Yikes, that's a lotta Tee!! How cool. Great pics Erich.
I like the bird's eye view. Some of the T's are hard to spot 8o)
I like the hay wagon in the last picture amongst
all the cars. I'd say gazillion at least. Very busy towns in the era.
Thanks for the pictures Erich.
I'm seeing the hay wagon. I'm questioning the veracity of the round bales that far in the past.
I donít think those are round bales of hay. Below is a photo posted by Warren Mortensen at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/44778.html?1200169603
That is photo from the 1930s at his familyís farm. Note the hay is way out to the sides. And he pointed out if you look at the back of the hay stack, you will see the pitch fork handle sticking out of the hay. I think the original photo above shows a similarly wide load of hay and I think it may have a rope over it.
Great photos and I really liked the story about the $5 Truck that Warren shared on his thread.
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That's just a load of hay, and yes Hap, I think you're right about it being roped down in the middle. A lot of hay wagons had a pole mounted between uprights at the back. Sort of resembled a wagon tongue. This was drawn down at the front with a rope to hold the load in place. Sort of made the whole load look like someone's hair parted down the middle. Occasionally the rope would break under the tension and kill someone straddling the pole. Running a rope down the center, front to rear would be a common way to tie down the load also.