Cutting sod on the Colorado prairie

My great grandfather hired out his steam engine for threshing and sod cutting. This picture taken in 1902 near Cameron, Colorado shows he and his crew cutting sod. The prairie grasses have deep roots and must be cleared for planting oats, wheat or corn.

Advertisements

2 comments on “Cutting sod on the Colorado prairie

  1. Cynthia says:

    What was your grandfather’s name, Cutting Sod on the Colorado Prairie

    • westernlady says:

      The picture of the steam engine and crew cutting sod includes my great grandfather Robert Sidney Foreman. He was born in Time, Pike County, Illinois in 1871. His daughter Mary Frances Foreman married Bernard Floyd Hancock, the son of Nathan Brink Hancock and Lulu Pearl Brace.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s