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Vintage photos of:
With their colorful plumage and chirpy calls of "youbetcha," this species once darkened the skies of the mid-century Midwest.
"Howard & Rena, April 1952." Visiting Claude's farm somewhere in Minnesota, affording us our third look at these colorful Kodachromes. View full size.