Threshing: A Midwest Tradition
Just like farmers across the Midwest, Buffalo Grove farmers in the early 1900s participated in the annual tradition of Threshing. Threshing is the process of removing grain or edible parts of a plant from its stalk. This happens at the end of summer. Threshing is a difficult and time-consuming process, which took even more time 100 years ago than it does today. In the past, threshing was often a group activity - everyone in the family was involved and neighboring families would help each other during threshing season.
Learn more about the technology and traditions of threshing season in the midwest, and for farmers in Buffalo Grove in the early 1900s.