Before WWII, farmers picked corn by hand for hours. Horses pulled the wagons. They were so well-trained that the horses did not need a driver when he was picking the corn. They could tell by where the farmer stood or by what he said that they should move ahead. The bang board on the far-side of the wagon enabled the farmer to bank the ear of corn off of it. Then the ear dropped in the wagon bed. Some men hired out to farmers and earned $1.00 a day.
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