Wheat hauling recently turned back the pages more than a century when a team of mules came clopping onto the dump bin at the elevator in Burlingame.
“I was just fulfilling the promise to my Grandma from many years ago. I told her someday I’d take a load of grain to the elevator with a mule team drawn wagon just like my Grandpa used to do. And, that’s what I did,” explained Tony Bell of Harveyville.
There were 26 bushels in the 1870 “Newton grain wagon” pulled by Jim and John, a pair of sorrel draft mules, with bearded, farmer-clad Bell on their lines, surely making all have a reflection of an era before almost forgotten. Continue reading →