DescriptionIn 1872 Bernhard Warkentin established a gristmill in Halstead—the first step in what would become one of the largest milling enterprises in the region. More important, however, was his promotion of Turkey Red wheat, the strain responsible for Kansas becoming the “Breadbasket of the Nation”. Wheat still is the foundation of Halstead's economy. The Warkentin house and barns, now a landmark, can be seen on the south bank of the Little Arkansas River.
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