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TITLE
Sugar cane workers using steam plow
 
DESCRIPTION
Sugar cane workers using steam plow

Aiea Mill, (presumed)
 
CONTEXT
"In the 1880s the steam plow replaced plows drawn by horses or oxen. The plows worked in pairs, with one on each side of a field and usually more than a thousand feet apart. One engine pulled a gang plow across the field, and the other drew it back. After the land was plowed and harrowed, with all the weeds turned under, the double mould-board plows were used to make the furrows for planting seed cane."
A Pictorial History of the Japanese in Hawai'i
 
CREDIT
Courtesy of Bishop Museum
 
DATE
ca. 1900