- Most people think of Iowa farmers raising corn and soybeans today. What commodity did these farmers load onto the rail car? What could this tell us about how the commodities that Iowa farmers produce change over time?
Courtesy of State Historical Society of Iowa, Ralston, Samuel, 1903
Residents of Iowa brought wagons full of potatoes to the train depot in Lacona, Iowa. The potatoes were loaded onto a Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railcar in the fall of 1903.