17 June 2008

Plowing with dynamite

An entire booklet on the subject of "Farming with Dynamite" (printed by DuPont in 1910) is available in PDF format. It explains the expected stump removal, ditch-digging, and cellar excavation, but also some surprises such as the "plowing" described above.

This isn't a joke; this is one way land was worked before the advent of power tools. Credit to J-Walk.

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