Farming 10

Richard Estelle
Palmer Museum of History and Art
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Turney Collection

Time Period

circa 1936


Image is of a farmer, identified as Colonist Claire Patton, and a horse, identified as “Prince”, standing in a field of tilled ground, pausing in the process of harrowing. Part of a log building is visible behind the horse. A fringe of forest is in far middle ground and mountains are visible in background. Location is assumed to be on Patton’s Colony tract #49 south of Palmer. The horse, “Prince”, was the youngest stud horse brought to the Colony, and was well known as highly intelligent and capable in any kind of work.


Palmer, Alaska


Digital File, tinted black & white


Clair Patton and Prince@1x-Tur

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