"Mechanization changed a lot of it. You know, it used to be that in the 30s and 40s we were still cutting wheat and oats in bundles and hauling it to a threshing machine. The combines – Our first combine, I was – we stood outside [in an open cab] in the dirt and combined. Now, you get into a combine today, it's mechanized. You'd think you were flying an airplane. It can tell you everything."

Holly Miller – Changes in Combines


Other Excerpts from Holly Miller's Interview:

Holly's War Experience
Holly's Wife Lenore as Rosie the Riveter
The Blizzards of 1948 & ’49
Draft Deferments for Farm Workers
Starting Business
War Surplus
Postwar Fertilizer Boom
Broadleaf and Grass Herbicides