Plowing the first furrow.
The turning of the prairie sod was the first step in making the grasslands into the 'bread basket of the world'. Between 1870 and 1930 virtually all of the native grasslands would see the soil opened up and planted to wheat and other crops. This act of breaking the land symbolized the rapid change that occurred in Saskatchewan.
|Breaking of Land; Plows;|
|R-B330||11 - A ten-furrow plow pulled by a steam tractor breaking the land near Regina.|
|R-A6159||12 - A field in the St. Luke district after it has been turned.|