Fred Taylor and his brother Ted came to Beacon in the early 1930’s and took up land north of the Marindo siding. They were hard working, adventurous people who intended to make Beacon their home. They involved themselves and enjoyed the social life of the area and were only beaten by the circumstances of the Great Depression.
Seeding with the McCormick tractor on Taylor’s property north of Marindo siding.
This photo shows the Taylor brothers harvesting on their property in the early 1930’s at Marindo. Bags of wheat were filled from the harvester and hand sown to be loaded on the truck or wagon destined for the wheat receival bin at Marindo.
Farmers were innovative then as they are now. Clever ideas ensured the optimum results.
The Taylors stand in a tall crop of wheat at Marindo. Tall wheat varieties were considered the best during this era of farming.
Salmon Gums tower over the crop of wheat. These large trees were often left standing when clearing the land occurred. The heavy type of soil that suited Salmon Gums was sought after by farmers.
Another photo of harvest at Marindo on Taylor’s property
The wheatbin once filled was covered to protect the grain. This photo shows this process.