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Description

Black and white photograph showing well water being pumped into an irrigation canal by a John Deere tractor hooked up to a well pump using a belt drive system. The tractor is hooked up to a secondary fuel tank so it can run longer without needing more fuel.

Physical Description

Photograph, 4" x 5"

Subjects

Agriculture; Rice; Farmers; Farming

Geographical Area

McCrory, Woodruff County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

PHC004034

Resource Type

Image

Collection

PHC photo file

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Watering Rice Near McCrory, PHC photo file, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

Comments

Rice is a crop that needs constant watering to grow. How farmers get that is through pumping water from the ground and into the fields. What is so great about this photograph is that it shows early mechanized irrigation farming with the old tractor operating the pump using a belt that is turned by a flywheel on the tractor. Also, with the invention of underground irrigation pipe, risers, and above ground pipe, the use of canals have greatly diminished so to see this in the photograph is really awesome. - Bryson Caudle

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