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Rust in Peace

Rust in Peace

A relic of long-ago days when dairy farmers set their summer schedules around hay-making time, this old mower now rests and rusts on the edge of a patch of woods about a mile east of Esko. Thomson Township was once a Minnesota dairying center (100 years ago it had the highest concentration of dairy farms in the state), but in the last half-century the small farms gave way to low milk prices, big corporations and suburban development. Although many rural residents now have hobby and specialty farms, the last dairy cows reportedly were sold in 1996. (June 2010 photo)    

Uploaded: Tue Sep 20, 2011 @ 01:27AM by Davis Helberg

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