NAID 521328

The boll-weevil devastation, the loss of fertility from single crop cultivation, and the exodus of farm laborers led to a diversification of crops planted in Putnam County. Acreages of oats, hay, corn, wheat, and legumes increased. The machine appears to be pulled by a horse or more likely a mule. In 1941, mules remained the chief source of farm power. Some farmers, usually owner-operated, had begun to use tractors where suitable. Tenant farmers usually used equipment that the farm owner provided. (NAID 521328)

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