The Way it Was: Fall harvesting in early 1900s

With harvest time underway in the Coulee Region, here’s a look back at a harvest scene from the early 1900s.

With harvest time underway in the Coulee Region, here’s a look back at a harvest scene from the early 1900s.

This harvest operation, thought to have taken place near Onalaska, featured a steam engine operating a threshing machine by means of a long belt drive.

Anyone with more information about this photo or wishing to donate photos of the Coulee Region may contact the La Crosse Public Library Archives at 608-789-7136.

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Emily Pyrek covers human interest stories, local events and anything involving dogs for the La Crosse Tribune. She is always interested in story ideas and can be contacted at emily.pyrek@lee.net.

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