(Stereo Image of Vegetable and Grain Display, Pueblo, Colorado, ca. 1912-1922. Photographer unknown. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 175-3804).

Various gourds displayed on hay bales. “Keystone View Company Manufacturers Publishers Copyrighted Made in U. S. A.” and “Meadville, Pa., New York, N.Y., Portland, Oregon, London, Eng., Sydney, Aus.” printed on sides of card. “P37″ printed on top of card. “13727-Vegetable and Grain Display, State Fair, Pueblo, Colo.” printed on bottom of card. Text on back reads “P 37-(13727) Vegetable and Grain Display, Colorado. It is fun to go to a State Fair. By looking at these you can tell whether you live in a farming, a fruit growing, or a mining state. Perhaps your father sends his fine cattle. Perhaps your mother sends her fowls. People send to the fair the very best things they have. Maybe they will get prizes for them. In this picture you can see many of the vegetables and grains raised in Colorado. How many can you name? Perhaps some of these were sent by boys and girls like you. You can find the same kinds you raise in your garden. You can find many kinds you do not raise. You can see bundles of grain. But you cannot see any of the beets from which white sugar is made. Many of these grow in Colorado. Colorado is one of our western states. It has mountains so high that the snow on their tops never melts. In the mountains are found gold and silver. It has rolling prairies. These make good farms. There is not always rain enough in Colorado to water the crops. The farmers have a way of turning a canal of water into their fields. This gives the crops all the water they need. Copyright by The Keystone View Company.”

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