Vintage Scenes From Kansas, Part II

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Welcome back to vintage Kansas! Here, a cute pinafored threesome pose in front of non-GMO corn.

And below, you see a couple who were clearly fruitful and multiplied.

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Not even a delicious fruit-filled cellar could make up for the treeless flatland of this barren landscape.

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10 comments

  1. Those are awesome photos Kerbey. In the first photo both the girls and their Mother look like they could get up to no good very quickly – I love seeing that sparkle in the eyes in old photos when so many people just look worn down. The fruit cellar in the second and third photos is pretty awesome. The ground below the frost line stays a nice even 56-57 degrees F year round. Our ancestors knew this and leveraged it with fruit and root cellars to maintain produce and fruit throughout the seasons. It has only been a few decades since we have started using this amazing fact to benefit us again. In fact Kansas is the home to a great deal of commercial underground storage and refrigeration and office space ( I wrote a post about my personal experiences at http://cordeliasmomstill.com/2014/10/02/black-hole-guest-post-by-paul-curran/ ) – thanks in part to seams of limestone that are mined in seams leaving perfect underground open areas for storage that do not need to be heated or cooled. We also use the underground temperature for heating and cooling our homes now with geothermal systems. Very efficient.

    Anyway, great photos Kerbey. Thanks!

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    • You are a walking, talking encyclopedia. You know all the things that exist. Amazing. I’ll check out this link. All we have below our home is hard limestone rock, not good rich soil, so it would take the strength of ten oxen to dig a root cellar around here. And we never have tornadoes, except we are in a “tornado watch” right now, oddly enough.

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  2. Once again great pictures. The three ladies with sly grins and the family with 2 stair steps of kids. That cellar and cache of canned fruit is very impressive. If the land where that cellar lies is so treeless where did the fruit come from? Not being a smart a** just, curious.

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