Autumn colors begin to touch the trees on this Kansas farm, echoing the red of this historic red barn. A windmill stands ready to pump water from the well.
Wheat fields stretch as far as the eye can see in Scott County, Kansas. On the horizon is irrigation equipment. Kansas is the largest wheat producer in the United States with North Dakota a close second.
Rows of maple trees in Autumn color flank the front lawn of the Harry S. Truman Farm Home, also known as the Solomon Young Farm, in Grandview, Missouri. Future U.S. president Harry S. Truman lived in the house from 1906 to 1917 and worked its acreage as a farmer from the ages of 22 to 33. The house is part of Harry S. Truman National Historic Site.
A weathered, abandoned house sits on a still-active farm in Rush County, Kansas, near the Santa Fe Trail. The Aermotor windmill pumps water for cattle. The first Aermotor was sold in 1888 and has become a quintessential image of the American West.
An old farm wagon rests in a Missouri hay field after fall harvest. A dead tree on the left looks as if it’s waving its branches like arms.
Sunshine brightens the landscape on this early November day on a Missouri farm. Some trees are still green, others are turning and some have lost all of their leaves. Birdhouses await new residents in the spring.
Katharine Lee Bates’ inspiring poem about this great country.