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Bixby, Undated

Description: Insurance map sheet showing an area of Bixby in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: unknown
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Bixby, Undated

Description: Insurance map sheet showing an area of Bixby in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: unknown
Creator: Oklahoma Inspection Bureau
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Bixby, Undated

Description: Insurance map sheet showing an area of Bixby in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: unknown
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Bixby, Undated

Description: Insurance map sheet showing an area of Bixby in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: unknown
Creator: Oklahoma Inspection Bureau
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Alfalfa Being Readied for Baling

Description: Photograph of an 8 year old stand of alfalfa being readied for baling. W. M. McCarty, work unit conservationist for the Soil Conservation Service, holds up some of the mowed alfalfa. This stand received 2 tons of lime per acre when planted and a light application of sheep manure. It yielded 1. 5 tons per ace by the end of the third year. Treated with 300# of 32% raw rock phosphate to the acre then it made good but spotted growth. The fan-type phosphate distributor used was blamed. Later another 300# of the phosphate was put out after the first cutting. Now yields run 3. 5 tons per acre per year. This soil is upland prairie, Soil Group 6.
Date: May 26, 1947
Creator: Reid, Louis
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Water Conservation; Water Erosion; Flooding and Prevention

Description: Photograph of the temporary repair in the levee of a drainage ditch that was clogged with silt and sand washed from the adjoining farm land during a recent heavy rains, contributed to record-breaking floods in OK and AR. The levee broke in four places. Joe Preston, administrative assistant, State Soil Conservation Committee is standing on the repaired break. In the center foreground H. M. Chambers, State Conservationist for the Soil Conservation Service, stands near the bottom of the ditch which has now silted up to a level above fields is seen in the background. OK-8524.
Date: May 30, 1943
Creator: Hammett, J.W.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Water Conservation; Water Erosion; Flooding and Prevention

Description: Photograph from L to R: W. L. Cotner; H. H Bennett, Chief, Soil Conservation Service [SCS]; and Elmer T. Peterson, of the Daily Oklahoma staff. These men are examining the silt and sand deposited by flood wates from the adjoining drainage ditch that broke in four places during recent heavy rains. One hundred acres of corn, cotton and vegetables were ruined by floods on this farm. Deposits of sterile sand a foot deep in some places are deposited on several acres of fertile farm land. OK-8525.
Date: May 30, 1943
Creator: Hammett, J.W.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Water Conservation; Water Erosion; Flooding and Prevention

Description: Photograph of Clarence Dye, aged 10, fishing off a culvert on Hwy 64 following recent record-breaking floods. This drainage-way is ordinarily dry. With flood water still on a part of his land, Mr. W. L. Cotner is seen in the background with his team replanting the 100 acres of corn, cotton, and vegetables destroyed when the levee broke. determined to produce his share of war crops this year, he returned to the field the first day possible--Memorial Day Sunday [when Memorial Day was celebrated on May 30, from 1868 to 1970]. OK-8526.
Date: May 30, 1943
Creator: Hammett, J.W.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society
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