A bonanza farm was the phrase used in the 1870s in the U.S. to refer to very large farms that grew and harvested mostly wheat.

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A bonanza farm was the phrase used in the 1870s in the U.S. to refer to very large farms that grew and harvested mostly wheat.
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A bonanza farm was the phrase used in the 1870s in the United States to refer to very large farms - those that grew and harvested mostly wheat. And this was all during the Industrial Revolution. These farms were most usually close to the route of the Northern Pacific Railroad. This illustration, which dates to 1887, shows many workers guiding horses as they harvest the crops.