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1960: Pioneer Corn

Pioneer corn could be bought from a variety of people around the southwest Minnesota area in 1960.

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1939: Hay Baler Kept Busy Near Brewster

This hay baler was the pinnacle of technology in 1939, and it could pick up and tie 90 bales per hour.

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1945: Friends to Shock

Many of us in the younger generation would look at the 1945  “Friends to Shock” headline and say “Huh?”

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1960: Grand Champion Holstein

Diane Stegemann shows her grand champion Holstein yearling at the Rock County Fair in 1960.

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1945: Creamery Employees Help Shock Oats

Shocking! In 1945, creamery employees shocked oats all over the place.

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1960: Top Poultry at the Rock County Fair

Top poultry of the Rock County Fair in 1960 were from Hills.

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1945: Are You Dreaming? Get Chicks!

This 1945 Boote’s Hatcheries ad asked if people were dreaming or actually building a future, and I’m pretty sure the planes in that image are a reference to World War II.

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1985: What Geese!

Brian Almberg of rural Rushmore was raising 4,300 geese outside of Rushmore in 1985.

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1985: Aerial Corn Spraying, Wells

Here are two ads from 1985′s Daily Globe, one for Clauson Well Company of Hadley and one from Jim Arnt, who did aerial corn spraying.

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1985: New Weed Plagues Farmers

Prickly smartweed had invaded the fields in 1985, according to this article.

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