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"You had a peg on your hand, and you'd open the shucks, and pull the ear out, and throw it in the wagon. Usually took two rows at a time. A team [of horses] learned to walk slow. And you'd just go down through the field picking corn. That was hard work. You had to put in long days to get anything done."

Kenneth Jackson - Picking corn

   

Other Excerpts from Kenneth Jackson's Interview:

Milking the cows
Picking corn
Riding ponies to school
A day at school
Starting a 1920s tractor
How stockyards work
A kid at the stockyards

Entire Interview with Kenneth Jackson