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Grass Pasture

Description: Photograph of Marshall Jordon, SCS technician, examining gully which has been healed by 12-year-old planting of native grass mizture. Little bluestem is the predominating grass. 20RR - High good range condition.
Date: August 20, 1951
Creator: Tomkins, Gordon
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Flood Prevention

Description: Photograph of rip-rapped farm pond, dam, and Bermuda grassed spillway which handled overflow water during hearby downpours.
Date: April 13, 1938
Creator: Slack, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Grass Pasture

Description: Photograph of Rogers, left, and Robert N. Wall, SCS technician, examining 30-acres field seeded to native grass in April, 1948. Rogers sowed little bluestem 10 lbs. an acre, blue grass 2 lbs. an acre, and sand lovegrass 1 lb. an acre. Drilled in 7-inch rows on row sorghum stubble of year before. Disked lightly. This field had been in cultivation about 20 years , mostly peanuts and row feed. "Wouldn't hardly pay gas and oil bill then," says Rogers. Planting first grazed in 1950 with 42 head of cattle June 15 to Sept. 1. Rogers' grazing plan is to use the planting some in spring, take off when about half used, then winter on the field. 7RP-III
Date: August 22, 1951
Creator: Tomkins, Gordon
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Grass Pasture

Description: Photograph of four acres of an 18-acre native grass pasture seeded March 16, 1947. These four acres were cut for hay on Aug 1, 1951. Hay yield was 242 bales. Figuring 50 bales to the ton, that's slightly more than two tons to an acre. Grass had never been grazed. Grass was mowed to within 4 inches of ground, averaged 10 inches in height when picture was taken (three weeks after mowing). Bluestem in distant background in part of same 1947 planting, was not out for hay. Easterling plans to use the 18-acre planting for winter grazing.
Date: August 22, 1951
Creator: Tomkins, Gordon
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Grass Pasture

Description: Photograph of Murl Roark, SCS technician, and Mike Caruso, member of the South Caddo SCD board of supervisiors, examine portion of a 60-acre bluestem pasture planted in March, 1947. Field is almost entirely little bluestem. Green winter-grasses 12 cows and 12 calves on this 60 acres, along with 10 acres of well-established weeping lovegrass, and rests the pasture during the growing season. This native grass was seeded in 12-inch rows at a rate of 12 lbs. to an acre on badly eroded land. Green says the grass has ended erosion. 7RP-VIII
Date: August 22, 1951
Creator: Tomkins, Gordon
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Grass Pasture

Description: Photograph of Murl Roark, SCS technician examining Indiangrass seeded in 36-inch rows in spring, 1949. Ten acre planting. Rate 5 lbs. an acre. 7RR-II.
Date: August 22, 1951
Creator: Tomkins, Gordon
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Grass Pasture

Description: Photograph of Caruso, right and Ray Murrell, SCS technician, in 140-acre depleted mill land field which was seeded to native grass mixture in spring, 1949. Caruso plans to use this pasture during the winter and rest it during the growing season until grass is well established. No land preparation on this planting. Very sandy soil. Considerable wind and water erosion ahead of grass planting. This 140-acre planting fertilized in 1949 with 140 tons of lime and 20 tons of rock phosphate. 7oCT - VII.
Date: August 22, 1951
Creator: Tomkins, Gordon
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Grass Pasture

Description: Photograph of twelve year old native grass planting on Thurmond's 11,000-acre Red Rock Ranch. Little bluestem is the predominating grass. This pasture is rested periodically. Stocking rate is approxately 25 acres per cow and calf. 20RR - High good range condition.
Date: August 20, 1951
Creator: Tomkins, Gordon
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Erosion Control

Description: Photograph of cotton planted on the contour in a terraced field, showing lister furrows and terrace channel full of water after a four inch rain. Note small cotton plants in lister furrows. Contrast this picture with Okla-5838, which was taken at the same time showing a cotton field with rows up and down the hill immediately across the road.
Date: July 15, 1937
Creator: Slack, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Pilot Bearing Mounting on Jeep

Description: Photograph of rear view looking upward under jeep showing features of pilot bearing mounting, postion of hole in floor board, muffler mounting and incidentally the rear right hand tire. Jeep is on a grease rack.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bull, A. D.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Soil Coring Machine

Description: Photograph of inside cut view of soil coring machine from drivers seats. Tube cleaner in foreground is near the operator where 99% of fastoned cores in tip can be jarred loose by hand simply by setting tube in the cleaner and pushing downwaR\rd on soil coring tube. Lower linmit switch can be used with power by swinging around. Drive head with soil coring tube being lowered. Cover for drive mechanism. Hold in floor board to dispose of soil from the coring tube (hinged to jeep cab) and held open by 1/4" stove bolt which hinges to right or left in double nut welded to jeep cab. Heater located so that heat is thrown back into cab. The base of soil coring machine shown here is 1/4" slab steel on too light it springs downward on pulling soild from heavy clays.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bull, A. D.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Soil Coring Machine

Description: Photograph of soil coring machine viewed from operators seat showing: Tube cleaner with soil coring tube lowered in which position heavy clays can be forced out by use of power. Motor mounting mechanism. Salenoids and wiring arrangement. Limit switch. Conuit to upper limit switch. Hold in floor board (3 1/2x4 1/2) for disposal of soil from soil coring tube.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bull, A. D.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Grass Pasture

Description: Photograph of Carson Millsap, SCS technician, studying ground cover in 4-acre field planted to native grass mixture in 1944. Grass in center foreground is King Ranch bluestem. It was established in native grass pasture from seed blown in from an adjoining 4-acre planting of KR> Grass in background is little bluestem. Shallow soil. Class VIII land.
Date: August 24, 1951
Creator: Tomkins, Gordon
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Grass Pasture

Description: Photograph of Eldred, right and Clay Wilson, SCS technician, studying grass growth in an 80-acre field seeded to native grass mixture in March, 1950. This picture was taken in a 9-acre area which was fertilized in April, 1951, with 150 lbs. of 5-10-5 an acre. Grass in this area has evidenced much better growth than grass in non-fertilized area. Grass has not been grazed. Eldred will use it for winter grazing after it becomes well established. 7RP-IV
Date: August 23, 1951
Creator: Tomkins, Gordon
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Sandstone Creek Upper Washita

Description: Photograph of permant pool 23 acres surface area taking 1. 6 inches of runoff. Flood pool 77 acres surface area taking 5. 7 inches runoff. Discharge 10 cubic fee per second per square mile of drainage area. Reservoir is shown here nearing completion. This is a view of the downstream face of the dam.
Date: October 4, 1950
Creator: Davis, David O.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Hobart Camp Wheat Project

Description: Photograph of cutting and threshing wheat on the contour with a combine in a terraced field. The wheat was drilled in with a deep furrowed drill on the contour.
Date: July 15, 1937
Creator: Slack, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Hobart Camp Wheat Project

Description: Photograph of cutting and threshing wheat on the contour with a combine in a terraced field. The wheat was drilled in with a deep furrowed drill on the contour.
Date: July 15, 1937
Creator: Slack, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Contour Farming

Description: Photograph of water standing in lister furrows and terrace channel after a four-inch rain in a cotton field planted on the contour.
Date: July 15, 1937
Creator: Slack, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Erosion Control

Description: Photograph of erosion control on cultivated field. This field was formerly farmed with straight down hill rows and the soil suffered badly from silting. Terraces and grassed channels have been constructed and contour cultivation is now practiced. A volunteer ceop of wheat serves as winter cover and supplemental pasture for livestock.
Date: November 13, 1940
Creator: Jenkins, E. W.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Erosion Control

Description: Photograph of a cotton field with rows running up and down the hill during a 4-inch rain. Note the relatively small amount of water in the rows. It is running down in the hill and emptying into the wash in the background. This wash is cutting directly across the filed and is over 100 feet wide and about 18 inches deep. This picture was taken the same time as picture number Okla. 5837. Contract the pictures for the value of contour farming. This farm is situated directly North across Highway No. 9 of the Thayer farm shown in picture number Okla. 5837.
Date: July 15, 1937
Creator: Slack, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society
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