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"And of course there were one or two years that we had grasshoppers, too. That didn't help. The horse-drawn equipment, of course, they had a wooden tongue in pulling it with horses. And I suppose that, as the time passed, that wooden tongue probably may have got some sweat from the horse on it. Then grasshoppers came along. They would actually eat that wood."

Walter Schmitt on Grasshoppers

   

Other Excerpts from Walter Schmitt's Interview:

Dealing with Grasshoppers
Fertilizing & Crop Rotation
Small World
The Crash & Leaving for California
Losing Your Farm
Free Dances & Movies
Closing Banks
Getting Paid with Potatoes
Hoover and Roosevelt
WPA
Railroads & Trucks
Movies in Gresham
The KKK
Tumbleweeds
Decline in Farms