$6.95 plus S&H
pb. 48 pages
Fifth House Publishers
Monarchs of the Fields: The Story of the Combine Harvester
The introduction of the mechanical combine to the Canadian prairies
in the late 1930s changed the face of farming forever. Large threshing
crews were replaced by a single machine capable of harvesting entire
fields quickly and efficiently.
By using the combine, farmers gained more control over the harvest of their
crops. Its efficiency led to larger farms, smaller farm families,
less reliance on a neighbours help, and freedom from weeks
of back-breaking and dirty work.
Monarchs of the Fields looks at the history, processes and changes resulting from this innovation in harvest techniques. Archival photographs of the people and machines involved make this a special tribute to an important era in farm history.
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