Blast from the Past / 1979: A bit of shade during harvest

Ed Hasfurther operates a combine during the 1979 harvest on the Lorang farm in Genesee. While modern combines feature enclosed, air-conditioned cabs, this photo by Dan Lorang shows the first attempts to provide some type of shade to farm workers out in the field during the heat of summer’s harvest. This photo was submitted by Diane Conroy, curator of White Spring Ranch Museum on the Lorang homestead in Genesee.

Readers who would like to share their historical photos from throughout the region may do so by emailing them to or submitting them to: Blast from the Past, P.O. Box 957, Lewiston, ID 83501. Questions? Call Jeanne M. DePaul at (208) 848-2221.

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