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Garland Coal Company Dragline Operation

Description: Photograph of a Garland Coal Company dragline in operation. The back of the photograph proclaims, “View of huge drag-line in operation. Owned by Garland Coal Company. Drag bucket capacity is 34 cu. Yds. Drag-line is capable of stripping coal 90-feet deep.”
Date: March 30, 1967
Creator: Eaton, James L.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Marion Riddle's Farm Pasture Before Improvement

Description: Photograph of in progress pasture improvement on the Marion Riddle farm. The back of the photograph proclaims, “Marion Riddle breaking land with mules and walking turning plow for Bermudagrass sprigging. Plans to apply lime and fertilizer.”
Date: April 17, 1968
Creator: Banks, Herbert J.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Haskell County Soybeans

Description: Photograph of soybeans growing two miles NW of Whitefield on mapping unit 15H. The back of the photograph proclaims, “Soybeans growing on mapping unit 15H.”
Date: August 9, 1967
Creator: Brinlee, R. C.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Leveled Coal Strip Mining Spoil Banks

Description: Photograph of a former coal strip mining spoil banks leveled with a dozer. The area will be sodded to coastal Bermudagrass and used for future grazing, but the process will take some time as well as the risk of soil compaction hampering growth. The back of the photograph proclaims, “Leveled spoil banks after strip mining of coal. This area was leveled with a dozer and will be sodded to coastal Bermuda grass. Vegetation will be slow in this area as the soil is not fertile and lacks top soil and organic matter. Area will be useful for grazing after a few years of vegetation. It has been observed locally that leveling may cause excessive compaction of soil-sloping areas remain more friable.”
Date: July 11, 1956
Creator: McConnell, John
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Water Falling Over a Farm Pond Dam

Description: Photograph of an UNIDENTIFED man watch water falling over a farm pond dam caused by both excess rainfall and not having an adequate spillway. The back of the photograph proclaims, “Water fulling over a farm pond dam. An adequate spillway was not provided for the dam and excess water must of necessity flow over the crest. The dam is cutting and will eventually be ruined. This picture was taken in the rain immediately after an inch of water had fallen in half an hour."
Date: April 20, 1937
Creator: Hufnagle, Richard
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Aerial Shot of A Non-Cooperative Agreement Farm Undertaking Contour Farming

Description: Photograph of an aerial shot of non-cooperative agreement farm undertaking contour farming. A road with several houses is located in the middle of the photograph. The back of the photograph proclaims, “Do not have cooperative agreement on this farm, although they are contour farming.”
Date: May 29, 1937
Creator: Hufnagle, R. W.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Rodent Destroyed Weed

Description: Photograph of SCS Technician Wesley Fowler looking at damaged caused by rats to a large weed. The back of the photograph proclaims, “SCS Technician Wesley Fowler looking at a large weed where rats have cut off the top limbs about 3 feet above the ground. Not the damage to the native grass seed heads. This meadow yielded almost $10,000.00 worth of seed in 1957.”
Date: October 24, 1958
Creator: Eaton, J. L.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Rodent Destroyed Native Grass Meadow Seed Crop

Description: Photograph of Soil Conservation Service Technician Jim Eaton evaluating destruction of native grass seed crop by field rats and mice. The back of the photograph proclaims, “Soil Conservation Service technician Jim Eaton looking at native grass meadow where field rats and mice have destroyed the seed crop. In 1957 this meadow yielded almost $10,000.00 worth of seed.”
Date: October 24, 1958
Creator: Eaton, J. L.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Spoils Bank Remaining After Strip Mining of Coal

Description: Photograph of an UNIDENTIFED man standing in a spoils banks remaining after strip mining of coal. The back of the photograph proclaims, “Spoils banks remaining after strip mining of coal. These banks were sodded to Bermuda grass (costal) in 1955. Land is useless until vegetated. It will offer some grazing when the grass is established. No fertilizer had been used to get this growth. Area in background is unvegetated. With stored water in pits formed when excavating coal, water for irrigation may make for more intensive production than before coal was removed.”
Date: July 11, 1956
Creator: McConnell, John
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Leveled Coal Strip Mining Spoil Banks

Description: Photograph of a former coal strip mining spoil banks leveled with a dozer. The area will be sodded to coastal Bermudagrass and used for future grazing, but the process will take some time as well as the risk of soil compaction hampering growth. The back of the photograph proclaims, “Leveled spoil banks after strip mining of coal. This area was leveled with a dozer and will be sodded to coastal Bermuda grass. Vegetation will be slow in this area as the soil is not fertile and lacks top soil and organic matter. Area will be useful for grazing after a few years of vegetation. It has been observed locally that leveling may cause excessive compaction of soil-sloping areas remain more friable.”
Date: July 11, 1956
Creator: McConnell, John
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Coastal Bermuda Planted May 6, 1958

Description: Photograph of a furrowed and contoured field of coastal Bermuda planted May 6, 1958. The back of the photograph proclaims, “Coastal Bermuda. Newly set. To be followed when each step in establishment is made. Note furrows made by furrow attachment. Also on contour. Planting made May 6, 1958.”
Date: May 11, 1958
Creator: McCollum, W. C.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Coastal Bermudagrass Planting

Description: Photograph of an UNIDENTIFIED man on a tractor beginning the process of planting coastal Bermuda. The back of the photograph proclaims, “Costal Bermuda. Planting Coastal Bermuda – and wife team. Just ready to start. Locally made Planter. First in series depicting steps in establishment Coastal Bermudagrass. Suggested Pictures: 2. Field view after setting. 3. Harrowing for weed control. 4. Harrowing to pull runners back into furrows. 5. Second harrowing to pull runners back into furrows. 6 Leveling. 7. Seeding legumes. 8. Pasture with cattle. All pictures to be made in 1958.”
Date: May 5, 1958
Creator: McCollum, W. C.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Tall Root Erosion Protection/Stigler Project/Stigler Camp

Description: Photograph of tall roots resisting erosive action and deflecting current, which was directed at bank from R. R. Culvert. The back of the photograph proclaims, “Photograph shows tall roots resisting erosive action and deflection which was directed at bank from R. R. culvert.”
Date: November 4, 1937
Creator: Slack, James N.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Newly Set Costal Bermuda Planted on Contoured Furrows

Description: Photograph of newly set costal Bermuda planted on contoured furrows. The back of the photograph proclaims, “Coastal Bermuda. Newly set. To be followed when each step in establishment is made. Note furrows mad by furrow attachment. Also on contour. Planting made May 6, 1958."
Date: May 11, 1958
Creator: McCollum, W. C.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Contour Cotton Farming

Description: Photograph of cotton pickers working in a cotton field that has been planted on the contours. Due to the ideal weather conditions and the planting on the contour, this field far exceed the yield of previous years.
Date: November 2, 1937
Creator: Slack, James N.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Contour Farming

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

Cottontail Rabbit Nest

Description: Photograph of Cottontail rabbit nest in abandoned field grown up to annual weeds and aristida. Sparse stand of brush in gully nearby. The cover of the nest has been lifted off to show the young rabbits.
Date: November 4, 1937
Creator: Slack, J.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Contour Cotton Farming

Description: Photograph of cotton pickers working in a cotton field that has been planted on the contours. Due to the ideal weather conditions and the planting on the contour, this field far exceed the yield of previous years.
Date: November 2, 1937
Creator: Slack, James N.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society
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