For over half a century, workers harvested grain by hand. This was a very time consuming process.
By 1900, Island farmers had adopted mechanized grain binders to cut, bundle
and tie grain stalks together into sheaves. Farm hands loaded the sheaves
onto wagons for further processing elsewhere.
Combines replaced grain binders in the 1940s. These machines not only cut
the wheat, but separated it from the chaff and stalks eliminating the need
for additional processing.
Erected by Utah State Parks.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
Location. 40° 55.587′ N, 112° 10.003′ W. Marker is near Syracuse, Utah, in Davis County. Marker can be reached from Antelope Island Road. The marker is located at the Fielding Garr Historic Site, Antelope Island State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Syracuse UT 84075, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bailers (within shouting distance of this marker); Sickle Mowers (within shouting distance of this marker); Horse-Drawn Wagons
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 24 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 20, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.