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Description: Photograph of poultry farming. Shown in the picture are Howard Rutledge and Clyde Brown reviewing a flock of laying hens. Brown says he is using the manure from the hens for soil improvement on the farm as it works very well with vetch and rye. OK-283-9.
Date: May 16, 1956
Creator: McConnell, John
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Completed Liquid Manure Tank Instillation Inspection

Description: Photograph of K. C. Bennett, DC, and Ray Riley inspecting a completed liquid manure tank on the Ashley Gilman farm. Photograph does not identify the position of Bennett and Riley. The back of the photograph proclaims, "Bennett & Riley inspecting completed liquid manure tank on the Ashley Gilman farm east of Miami. This installation is designed for 100 dairy cows. It is 12' deep & 24' in diameter."
Date: September 1970
Creator: Heidloge, Robert F.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Clyde Brown's Laying Hens

Description: Photograph of Howard Rutledge and Clyde Brown reviewing and examining a flock of laying hens. The photograph does not indicate the left to right order of Howard Rutledge and Clyde Brown. The back of the photograph proclaims, "Shown in picture is Howard Rutledge, and Clyde Brown reviewing flock of laying hens. Brown says he is using the manure from the hens as soil improvement on the farm and sure works nice with vetch and rye."
Date: May 16, 1956
Creator: McConnell, John
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Clyde Brown's Laying Hens

Description: Photograph of Howard Rutledge and Clyde Brown reviewing and examining a flock of laying hens. The photograph does not indicate the left to right order of Howard Rutledge and Clyde Brown. The back of the photograph proclaims, "Shown in picture is Howard Rutledge, and Clyde Brown reviewing flock of laying hens. Brown says he is using the manure from the hens as soil improvement on the farm and sure works nice with vetch and rye."
Date: May 16, 1956
Creator: McConnell, John
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Fishing on Grand Lake

Description: Photograph of Mr. & Mrs. Norman Richardson casting for large mouth bass in one of Grand Lakes many coves provides soul-satisfying recreation to thousands of fishermen annually. The wildlife Department restocks the lake as needed.
Date: unknown
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Plowing Under a Green Manure Crop

Description: Photograph of Armin Groeneman, district cooperator, and neighbor, plowing under a green manure crop of four to six ton per acre of sweet clover. Land was limed six or seven years ago with 2. 5 tons per acre and 500 pounds of Raw Rock Phosphate per acre. Sweet clover in crop rotation is a common practice on the Groeneman farm. He says it opens the soil and allows better moisture penetration and improved crop yields.
Date: 19505-16
Creator: McConnell, John
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Plowing Under a Green Manure Crop

Description: Photograph of Armin Groeneman, district cooperator, and neighbor, plowing under a green manure crop of four to six ton per acre of sweet clover. Land was limed six or seven years ago with 2. 5 tons per acre and 500 pounds of Raw Rock Phosphate per acre. Sweet clover in crop rotation is a common practice on the Groeneman farm. He says it opens the soil and allows better moisture penetration and improved crop yields.
Date: 19505-16
Creator: McConnell, John
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Vetch and Rye Plowed Under for Green Manure (2)

Description: Photograph of vetch and rye plowed under for green manure. Shown in picture, Left to Right, K. C. Bennett, WUC, Clyde Brown, district cooperator, and Elmo Goss, neighbor, Howard Rutledge, Vocational Agricultural Instructor, Fairland.
Date: May 16, 1956
Creator: McConnell, John
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Lead-Zinc Mining--Wind Erosion

Description: Photograph of the area around the Eagle-Pichers Mine, Picher, Oklahoma. Showing drifts of silica-blow sand from abandoned slimes pond about 160 acres in size and lying immediately east of the Central Mill. Plantings were made along the south side of this area in the fall and spring of 1966 – 1967. OK-2769-6.
Date: May 23, 1967
Creator: Bennett, K. C.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Lead-Zinc Mining--Wind Erosion

Description: Photograph of the area around the Eagle-Pichers Mine, Picher, Oklahoma. County road being affected by silica-blow sand with barrow ditches drifted full. This road borders the north side of an abandoned slimes pond lying immediately east of the Central Mill. OK-2769-9.
Date: May 23, 1967
Creator: Bennett, K. C.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Lead-Zinc Mining--Evaluation of Plantings

Description: Photograph of the area around the Eagle-Pichers Mine, Picher, Oklahoma. View facing north showing the eastern two-thirds and a glimpse of the northwest portion of the planting area. Snow fences are for wind erosion and as sand drift protection. In the right foreground are two rows without mulch. In the right background are three rows of prairie hay mulched (3 tons per acre) hand anchored. The tree species include cedar, button bush, sycamore, cottonwood, black locust, sand bar willow and Russian olive. In the left foreground are two plantings of grass selections followed by prairie hay mulch anchored with a tandem disc plow and the seedbed compacted with rubber-tired tractor. OK-2768-1.
Date: May 26, 1967
Creator: Bennett, K. C.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Lead-Zinc Mining--Slimes Pond and Chat Piles

Description: Photograph of the area around the Eagle-Pichers Mine, Picher, Oklahoma. North view from roadway showing well-established vegetation on active slimes pond dam. The principal grass grown is Bermuda. A chat pile [i.e., waste rock from lead-zinc mining containing lead-contaminated dust] is in the background. OK-2769-7.
Date: July 6, 1967
Creator: Bennett, K. C.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Lead-Zinc Mining--Wind Erosion

Description: Photograph of the area around the Eagle-Pichers Mine, Picher, Oklahoma. Vegetation on an old dike around Slimes Pond being affected by wind erosion, an effect of the fine silica (sand). The dike constructed to hold water and fines [ore and other products with a small particle size] from the flotation process. The pond will eventually fill with fines and is then abandoned. The area devoid of any vegetation is subjected to severe wind erosion. This picture depicts fines covering willows and cottonwood trees upon a dike. The spur railroad must receive periodic fine removal from the road bed. OK-2769-16.
Date: May 26, 1967
Creator: Bennett, K. C.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Lead-Zinc Mining--Evaluation of Plantings

Description: Photograph of the area around the Eagle-Pichers Mine, Picher, Oklahoma. View facing north showing northwest corner of planting area (Field # 1). On March 17, 1967, 30 rows of grass and legume species were planted east-west. Note flag markers Also in the background is a broadcast grass mixture plot. Prairie hay mulch at the rate of 3 tons per acre was hand spread over the whole area immediately after planting and then anchored with a tandem disc plow. Seedbed was compacted with rubber-tired tractor after mulching. Snow fences are to protect study area from sand drifting. OK-2768-6.
Date: May 26, 1967
Creator: Bennett, K. C.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Lead-Zinc Mining--Evaluation of Plantings

Description: Photograph of the area around the Eagle-Pichers Mine, Picher, Oklahoma. The view is facing east from the southwest portion of the planting area (field # 4). The three rows of rye were planted in late September, 1966 reflect difference in fertilizer application. The left row was fertilized with 400 pounds of 10-20-10 fertilizer at planting time, the center row with 200 pounds of the same and no fertilizer on the right row. OK-2767-10.
Date: May 26, 1967
Creator: Ball, Lemuel
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Lead-Zinc Mining--Evaluation of Plantings

Description: Photograph of the area around the Eagle-Pichers Mine, Picher, Oklahoma. A foreground view of prairie hay mulching (3 tons per acre) between the dam and the south snow fence. The mulch was anchored with a tandem disc plow. No plantings were made here. Observations will be made on possible invasion of plant seeds from abundant vegetation along the creek and dam immediately south of this border. Just north of the foreground fence on the right are row sod and seed plantings of perennial grasses made on March 15 – 16, 1967 (Field # 5). On the left, Field # 4) are row plantings of cover crops made in late September 1966 with summer cover crops to be planted on the north portion in May, 1967. [Unclear] to protect plantings from sand drifts. OK-2768-3.
Date: May 26, 1967
Creator: Bennett, K. C.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Lead-Zinc Mining--Wind Erosion

Description: Photograph of the area around the Eagle-Pichers Mine, Picher, Oklahoma. A country road being affected by silica-blow sands filling narrow ditches. This road borders the north side of an abandoned slimes pond lying immediately east of the Central Mill. OK-2769-9.
Date: May 23, 1967
Creator: Bennett, K. C.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Lead-Zinc Mining--Slimes Pond and Chat Piles

Description: Photograph of the area around the Eagle-Pichers Mine, Picher, Oklahoma. View of a chat pile, the remains after lead and zinc has been extracted from hard rock during grinding and flotation. Note the erosion of the pile. This material covers some 5,000 acres in Ottawa County. Wind and water move this finely ground rock to adjacent areas. OK-2769-11.
Date: May 24, 1967
Creator: Bennett, K. C.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Lead-Zinc Mining--Wind Erosion.

Description: Photograph of the area around the Eagle-Pichers Mine, Picher, Oklahoma. Drifts of silica. Blow sand from the abandoned Slimes Pond about 160 acres in size lying immediately east of the central mill. Plantings were made along the south side of this area in the fall and spring of 1966 – 1967. OK-2769-6.
Date: May 26, 1967
Creator: Bennett, K. C.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Lead-Zinc Mining--Evaluation of Plantings

Description: Photograph of the area around the Eagle-Pichers Mine, Picher, Oklahoma. View facing north showing the southeast portion of the planting area (Field # 6). These are tree plantings without mulch. Borders of the area are mulched and the north border mulch strip was overseeded on March 16, 1967 to a grass mixture. Tree species are cedar, buttonwood, sycamore, cottonwood, black locust, sand bar willow, tamarix and Russian olive. Snow fences were installed to prevent sand from drifting into the study area. OK-2768-12.
Date: May 26, 1967
Creator: Ball, Lemuel
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Lead-Zinc Mining--Evaluation of Plantings

Description: Photograph of the area around the Eagle-Pichers Mine, Picher, Oklahoma. View facing north showing the southeast portion of the planting area (Field # 6). Thi sshows the mulched border along the east side of the unmulched tree plantings--this border was not seeded. Observations will be made on seedling establishement from vegetation along the border of the dam immediately south of the site. OK-2767-1.
Date: May 26, 1967
Creator: Ball, Lemuel
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Lead-Zinc Mining--Evaluation of Plantings

Description: Photograph of the area around the Eagle-Pichers Mine, Picher, Oklahoma. The view is facing east from the southwest portion of the planting area (field # 4). Intermediate wheatgrass planted in late September, 1966. The left row was fertilized with 400 pounds of 10-20-10 fertilizer and the right row with 200 pounds of the same at planting time. OK-2767-5.
Date: May 24, 1967
Creator: Ball, Lemuel
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society
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