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Rocky, 1903

Description: Insurance map sheet showing an area of Rocky in Washita County, Oklahoma Territory, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: December 1903
Creator: Clarkson's Fire Map
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Rocky, 1903

Description: Insurance map sheet showing an area of Rocky in Washita County, Oklahoma Territory, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: December 1903
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Great Plains Conservation Program

Description: Photograph of the Great Plains Conservation Program [ 1957 - 1996]. Willis Sorrells, Great Plains technician, Soil Conservation Service [SCS], Clinton, Oklahoma, explains the Great Plains contract with Mr. AND Mrs. Dale Robinson, who sign an application for participation in the program. OK-1615-1.
Date: January 19, 1962
Creator: Bryan, Hugo
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Grass, Legume and Forb Cultivation

Description: Photograph of individual plants of Sorghum Almum, a new drought-resistant, warm-season, perennial, tall and luxuriant bunch grass under observation by the Soil Conservation Service [SCS]. The plant being shown by Hervie E. Skelley and son, Gomer, came from one seed planted 2 1/2 months previously (on June 15, 1956) with less than 3 inches of rainfall. Single plants have up to 53 stalks in this field. OK-374-2.
Date: August 29, 1956
Creator: Archer, Sellars G.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Grass, Legume and Forb Cultivation

Description: Photograph of a single plant of Sorghum Almum, a perennial, warm season, drought resistant grass being introduced into OK. The grass was planted on June 15, 1956. Two months and 14 days later, after a very dry growing season, the seed stalks reached 7 feet in height and developed a bunch more than a foot wide at the bottom. New shoots are being put out continually. The Soil Conservation Service [SCS] is watching the planting to see if the grass is acclimated to western OK. OK-373-8.
Date: August 29, 1956
Creator: Archer, Sellars G.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Farming Equipment and Methods

Description: Photograph of D.O. Bermier, farm owner, and Willis J. Serrels, acting work unit conservationist, studying soils map after walking over a field, and making notes of practicies to be included in a farm plan. Applicant is a member of the Eden Conservation Group. Farm lies in Upper Rocky Creek sub-watershed of the Washita River. OK-8942.
Date: March 29, 1949
Creator: Archer, Sellars G
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Shrubs

Description: Photograph of multiflora roses planted in 1947 as shrub in ain a shelterbelt between farmstead and field to the north. OK-994-B.
Date: March 31, 1949
Creator: Archer, Sellars G
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Great Plains Program

Description: Photograph of SCS Technician Olen Rowlett, Cordell, Oklahoma, and Willis Sorrells, Great Plains Program Technician discuss the Great Plains program with Mr. And Mrs. Dale Robinson.
Date: 1962~
Creator: Bryan, Hugo
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Grass, Legume and Forb Cultivation

Description: Photograph of R.E. Skelley (right), his son Hervie E. (center) and grandson, Gomer Skelley (left) in a field of Sorghum Almum, a new drought-resistant, warm seson perrenial, tall bunchgrass being tried in western Oklahoma, under the observation of the Soil Conservation Service [SCS] technicians. Plantings are 2.5 months old with less than 3 inches of rainfall since initial planting. OK-373-11.
Date: August 29, 1956
Creator: Archer, Sellars G.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Grass, Legume and Forb Cultivation

Description: Photograph of sorghum almum, a newly-introduced perennial grass from New Zealand in one of two trial field plantings in Okahoma. Soil Conservation Service [SCS] field men are studying the grass to determine its suitability in semi-arid western Oklahoma. In the picture, L to R: Gomer Skelley, Hervie E. Skelley and R.E. Skelley, a 3 generation partnership. OK-373-6.
Date: August 29, 1956
Creator: Archer, Sellars G.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Grass, Legume and Forb Cultivation

Description: Photograph of a three-generation partnership of R.E. Skelley (right), his son, Hervie E. (center) and Grandson, Gomer (left), in a field of Sorghum Almum which they are pioneering in introducing into OK in consultation with Soil Conservation Service [SCS] personnel. OK-373-7.
Date: August 29, 1956
Creator: Archer, Sellars G.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Grass, Legume and Forb Cultivation

Description: Photograph of two acre Bermuda grass pasture strip developed from a badly gullied draw. The draw was sloped and sodded in 1938 and now provides grazing at the rate of 1 unit per acre and serves as an outlet channel for 70 acres of terraced and cultivated land. Mr. Fred Bunch states that this pasture strip furnishes better grazing than any of his 28 acres of native pasture on this 160 acre farm. He also states that his soil conservation practices have increased by $1,000 the value of this farm. Terraces were built with the assistance of the old Sentinel Civilian Conservation Corps [CCC] Camp. OK-8467.
Date: December 14, 1942
Creator: Jenkins, E. W.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Great Plains Program

Description: Photograph of SCS Technician Olen Rowlett, Cordell, Oklahoma, and Willis Sorrells, Great Plains Program Technician discuss the Great Plains program with Mr. And Mrs. Dale Robinson.
Date: 1962~
Creator: Bryan, Hugo
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society
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