Shearing Sheep Near Heppner - c. 1905


Shearing Sheep Near Heppner

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For this large sheep shearing operation, power for the shears came through an overhead mechanism running the length of the shed. The articulated arm for the shears looked something like an old dentist drill. Power for the mechanism was provided either by steam or electricity. Many sheep ranches were located in the Heppner area. Contracted shearing crews moved from ranch to ranch, usually working outside. In this case the structure appears to be specifically designed to handle shearing indoors. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0482
Photographer Unknown
Location Heppner, Morrow County
Subject No
Decade 1900s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Medium-size Print
Size of Original 4.5 x 6.5 inches
Photographer's Number No