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Conservation Planning

Description: Photograph of a 280-ton electrically operated dredging machine operated by the Garland Coal Co., 7 miles northeast of Stigler, Oklahoma. The dredging machne bucket holds 34 cubic yards of material. The machine can strip on over-burden to a depth of 90 feet.
Date: March 30, 1967
Creator: Gamble, M. D.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Watershed, Flood Waters Sans Bois Creek

Description: Photograph of Cecil Presfield driving amphibious car returning Mrs. Jim Presfield home from work along with the Presfield children and neighbos Dan Condo's children home from school. During floods Sans Bois Creek overflows into the Grassy Lake area cutting off all access roads. They must use boat, amphicar, or horses to cross the 10 to 12 feet of water over the roads. Presfield has 500 acres, most in Sans Bois bottom. He lost 2 calves in this flood. In the last previous flood he lost 8 head from pneumonia after swimming out to high ground.
Date: May 15, 1968
Creator: Banks, Herbert J.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Grass, Legume and Forb Cultivation

Description: Photograph of Floyd Ramsey, ranch manager, and SCS technician W. J. Fowler inspecting a planting of NK-37 Bermuda grass. Land was cleared of brush in April, 1959. NK-37 Bermuda grass was planted during the last week in May, 1959, using 1 ¾ pounds seed and 200 lbs. of 10-20-10 fertilizer per acre. Soil unit 25c-OH. This pasture was changed from non-production to a lush pasture within 120 days by proper land use. OK-928-9.
Date: September 1, 1959
Creator: Eaton, J. L.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Farming Equipment and Methods

Description: Photograph of a farmer plowing on the contour with a 3-horse team and a sulky plow. This land is being turned under with 8 inches of grass which will act as a soil builder and fertilizer for Spring oat planting. OK-5877.
Date: November 2, 1937
Creator: Slack, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Farming Equipment and Methods

Description: Photograph of enrollee labor from Wetumka building a large diversion terrace with tractor and road grinder. This photograph was taken to illustrate special safety report of the record attained by this camp. OK-5874.
Date: November 2, 1937
Creator: Slack, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Farming Equipment and Methods

Description: Photograph of unloading Atlas Sargo as cut with a silage cutter into the trench silo of approximately 150 tons of capacity. Silo possesses a stone floor. OK-8253.
Date: September 26, 1941
Creator: Jenkins, Elvin W.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Grass, Legume and Forb Cultivation

Description: Photograph of a view of VII-25c-Oh land which was changed from a non-productive pasture to a lush pasture within 120 days. Brush was removed, pond constructed, and NK-37 Bermuda grass was seeded, fertilized and overseeded with Kobe longgrass. Floyd Ramsey, SCS aide and W.J. Fowler are discussing the conservation practices applied. Ramsey is ranch manager. OK-928-10.
Date: September 1, 1959
Creator: Eaton, J. L.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Grass, Legume and Forb Cultivation

Description: Photograph of grazing cows; range improvement. Pasture has been mowed regularly for weed control and protected from fire. Sale of steers from this pasture has averaged a return of $21.88 per acre in 1939 and $24.00 per acre in 1940. OK-8250.
Date: September 26, 1941
Creator: Jenkins, Elvin W.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Ladino Clover

Description: Photograph of Ladino clover planted, September 1944 at a rate of 5 pounds per acre, fertilized with 300 pounds phosphate per acre. Is being saved for seed. OK-9187.
Date: July 11, 1946
Creator: Jenkins, Elvin W.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Coastal Bermuda

Description: Photograph of Coastal Bermuda set late June, 1957. Growth resulting from lultivation. Runners covered in furrows will become winter hardy and provide root stock for quick cover secceeding year.
Date: September 8, 1957
Creator: McCollum, W. C.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Rabbit Traps Made of Logs

Description: Photograph of rabbit traps made of logs. Hundreds of traps of this type were used last winter for commercial rabbit trapping. Many of the farmers depend heavily on the income derived from rabbit trapping. The rabbits sold for 10 cents each. Mr. Lafaye caught over 300 rabbits before Christmas
Date: January 15, 1939
Creator: Hufnagle, Richard W.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society
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