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Pottstown, bed rope, New Hanover, wheat, rye, plow line, radio program
A handwritten letter from Henry W. Hunsberger addressed to Alfred L. Shoemaker, dated September 15, 1956. Within, Hunsberger responds to information he heard on Shoemaker's radio program about using a bed rope to clear snow from the crops in a field.
Henry W. Hunsberger
Alfred L. Shoemaker
Sept 15. 1956.
I am writing a few lines to let you know that I was listening to the Program.
I heard you mention about the men using the Bed Rope to knock the Snow of [off] the Rye.
I remember my Grandmother telling about the men in her young days taking the Plow line with one men on each end an drag it across the Wheat and Rye
The result was no grain that year. This happened in the Deep Creek section in the New Hanover Township
Henry W. Hunsberger,
666 Spruce Str.
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Hunsberger, Henry W., "Letter From Henry W. Hunsberger to Alfred L. Shoemaker, September 15, 1956" (1956). Alfred L. Shoemaker Folk Cultural Documents. 177.
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