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Throwback Thursday:

It’s that time of year when farmers across Illinois harvest their crop and prepare their fields for the spring. Below are two photographs of the Busse farm during harvest time. The photo on the left shows the Busse family in 1890 working together to cut and sort the grains from the husks. A scythe was used to cut down the stalks and a screen was used to help separate the grains. The photograph on the right was taken in 1900 and shows Louis Busse, Martin Busse, Bill Boeckenhauer, Lou Linneman, Henry Linneman and William Wille helping the Busse family with threshing. Despite the technology that was available at the time, harvesting was still very labor intensive, so friends from neighboring farms would pitch in.

How have you and your neighbors helped each other out in the past?

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Awesome #ThrowbackThursday photo courtesy of Mount Prospect Historical Society!

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