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A typical wheat field in Kansas on the Missouri Pacific

A typical wheat field in Kansas on the Missouri Pacific
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Stock #: 678787
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
State: Kansas (KS)
Publisher: Missouri Pacific Railroad
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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The State of Kansas is the greatest wheat producing state in the Union. In a single year Kansas has produced enough wheat to require a train of 184,639 cars containing 1,000 bushels each. This train would be 1,480 miles long and it would require 6,000 locomotives to move it. It would reach from Salt Lake City, Utah to St. Louis, Mo. The picture on the reverse side is that of a 200 acre field at Belle Plaine, Kansas, on the line of the Missouri Pacific. The field averaged 38 bushels per acre. The automobile seen in the picture is a large touring car and the men standing are 5 feet 11 inches tall.