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Chopping and Blowing Hay Brown Estate, June 1941

Hay Brown Estate, 1941.

Farmers have always been innovators willing to try out new methods and adapt new technologies. Back in June 1941, E.D. Lawrence, who farmed the Brown estate ten miles east of Bloomington, experimented with blowing chopped hay in the barn mow instead of moving baled hay the traditional method.
Seen here are John Hines (right) and his son Bob forking hay into the blower. That’s George Dill on the wagon.

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

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