Nebraska

I don't remember now what I was searching for, at work one day, when this image came up, but I saved it right away for some future use. Shown, is a lone rider crossing the main canal of the Farmer's and Merchant's Irrigation Company, near Lexington, Nebraska. I don't know anything about the rider, and certainly can not identify the bike, but I can tell you that the FMIC was organized and incorporated in July of the year of 1894. It was a very small and local company then, but its system of canals and ditches grew to become one of the largest in the country at the time. The system included eighty-three miles of canals, irrigating some sixty thousand acres of productive farm land.

I suppose riding narrow bridges was a trainable talent in the 1890s just as it is today.

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