Phillips County Museum News for August 26, 2020
August 26, 2020
Grain harvest in Phillips County is well underway.
Local farmers are smiling with the yields they are experiencing. In August of 1912, it was reported that John Hardin, a well-known farmer, and rancher, had been highly successful in raising winter wheat. He had just harvested a large field of 23 acres of beautiful Turkey Red Wheat and was finding a yield of 35 bushels to the acre.
The paper expressed that should Mr. Hardin compete for a prize at some of the grain shows he would be likely to carry off a substantial sum and blue ribbons too!!
How far have we come since 1912? How long...