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[2012.201.B0051.0005]

Description: Close-up daylight photograph of plane wreckage in a wheat field near McKinney, Texas which crashed during heavy fog and taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Tulsan's Plane Wrecked- Wreckage of a light plane lies in a wheat field near McKinney, Texas, where it was found Thursday by two boys hunting rabbits. The plane apparently crashed Monday during a heavy fog. Those killed were H.J. Happel, president of the Happel Construction Co; C.W. Healey, an engineer, and W.J. Crawley, the pilot. The three Tulsans left Monday for a flight to Dallas, Texas, and had been hunted since they were reported missing in the fog. The wreckage was found about 35 miles from Dallas."
Date: December 23, 1949
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Julia Church Estate Collective Terrace Outlet

Description: Photograph of Tanner C. Smith, right, SCS technician, and Homer Wilson, Left, farmer, evaluate collective terrace outlet recently planted to Bermudagrass on group 2 Blackland. People shown in photo go as followed from left to right: 1. Homer Wilson, 2. Tanner C. Smith. The back of the photograph proclaims, "Collective terrace outlet recently planted to Bermudagrass on Group 2 Blackland. After grass has become well established, 80 acres will be terraced and outletted on this 150 ft. strip. The strip will be fenced and used for pasture as well as a terrace outlet. Homer Wilson, local, farmer, appears on the left, & SCS Technician Tanner C. Smith on right."
Date: July 15, 1950
Creator: Brock, C. G.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Grass, Legume and Forb Cultivation

Description: Photograph of a Mr. McLaughlin, work Unit Conservationist [WUC] for the Soil Conservation Service [SCS] at Farmerville, Texas, inspecting Indiangrass planted in 3 foot rows in April, 1950 for seed production. The grass was side-dressed with 100 pounds of ammonium nitrate per acre in August, 1950. TX-47, 357.
Date: October 11, 1950
Creator: Brook, C. G.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Water Conservation; Water Erosion; Flooding and Prevention

Description: Photograph of a waterway planted to Bermuda grass sprigs in April, 1949 and then cotton was planted in the same bed with sprig. In the cultivation of cotton a good cover of grass resulted. The waterway was overseeded to King Ranch bluestem in April, 1950. The waterway is 100 feet wide. TX-47, 510.
Date: January 1951
Creator: Brock, C. G.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Grass, Legume and Forb Cultivation

Description: Photograph of Achenbach Brome grass seeded in three foot rows in October 1950 for seed production and grazing. The grass was side dressed in April, 1952, with 400 pounds per acre of 0-20-0 and 200 pounds of 32-0-0 fertilizers. Tanner Smith, Work Unit Conservationist [WUC], appears in the photo. TX-48-114.
Date: May 1952
Creator: Brock, C. G.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Grass, Legume and Forb Cultivation

Description: Photograph of Suitor’s Fescue planted in three foot rows in October, 1950, for grazing and seed production. The grass was side dressed in April, 1952, with 100 pounds of a 33% ammonium nitrate mixture per acre. The grass yielded more than 250 pounds of seed per acre. Class II Soil Unit 2. Tanner Smith, Work Unit Conservationist (WUC), appears in this photo. TX-48-113.
Date: May 1952
Creator: Brock, C. G.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Franz T. Blackert, SCS Engineer, Inspects Riser Section of Drawdown Structure at Site 10, Pilot and Sister Grove Creek

Description: Photograph of Franz T. Blackert, SCS Engineer, Inspecting Riser Section of Drawdown Structure at Site 10, Pilot and Sister Grove Creek. The back of the photograph proclaims, "Franz T. Blackert, SCS engineer, inspects riser section of drawdown structure at site 10, Pilot and Sister Grove Creek watershed. Anti-seep collars are spaced along outlet pipe."
Date: July 1, 1952
Creator: Fox, Lester
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Grass, Legume and Forb Cultivation

Description: Photograph of D.F. Bandy and son, a tenant, and Tamar Smith, Work Unit Conservationist [WUC], inspect a crop of second year Madrid clover which has been cut and windrowed for bailing. This is Soil Unit 2, Class 1 land. TX. 48-118.
Date: July 13, 1952
Creator: Brock, C. G.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Nine Acre Waterway Planted to Bermudagrass Roots

Description: Photograph of Tanner Smith, right, and S. E. Jones, Left, SCS technicians, inspect stand of grass in a nine-acre waterway, which was planted to Bermudagrass roots in April 1949 in three foot rows. A home, barn, and a few other buildings are in the background. People shown in photo go as followed from left to right: 1. S. E. Jones, 2. Tanner Smith. The back of the photograph proclaims, “Tanner Smith on right and S. E. Jones on left, SCS technicians inspect stand of grass in a 9 acre waterway which was planted to Bermudagrass roots in April 1949 in 3 ft. rows. This waterway is 150 ft. wide and water from 45 acres will enter the waterway when adjacent cultivated field has been terraced.”
Date: October 1952
Creator: Brock, C. G.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Water Conservation; Water Erosion; Flooding and Prevention

Description: Photograph of James carter, Soil Conservation Service [SCS] technician on the left and Ray Haun, operator on the right try to determine how a solid cover of Bermuda grass was obtained on this waterway during one of the most severe droughts in the history of Texas. The waterway was sodded on February 26, 1952, and was later planted to cotton. The cotton was plowed three times but was later mowed to cut down on moisture competition. The waterway is 100 feet wide and will accommodate the drainage from 100 acres of terraced land. Fields on the right and left will be terraced. TX-48-311
Date: October 1952
Creator: Brock, C. G.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Water Conservation; Water Erosion; Flooding and Prevention

Description: Photograph of a Bermuda grass waterway sodded in the spring of 1952 with an almost solid cover near the end of the second growing season. The waterway is 200 feet wide and will carry the water from terraced fields on either side of the waterway. The waterway strip is 200 feet wide and will be used for pasture after the terraces have been constructed. Soil Unit 2, Class III BL. TX-48-831.
Date: July 1953
Creator: Brock, C. G.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Water Conservation; Water Erosion; Flooding and Prevention

Description: Photograph of a new Bermuda grass waterway which was sodded using Bermuda roots on February 25, 1953, and planted to corn on March 25, 1953. Cultivation of corn stimulated the growth and spread of the grass which was almost a solid cover when the photo was taken. A fair yield of corn was made. S. E. Jones, Soil Conservation Service [SCS] technician, holds one of the Bermuda grass runners which is around 18 inches long. Class III, Soil Unit 2 BL. See TX-48-593-A. TX-48-593-B
Date: September 1953
Creator: Brock, C. G.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Grass, Legume and Forb Cultivation

Description: Photograph of the Renner Research Station, Renner, Texas [now a part of Dallas, annexed in the 1970s]. B. D. Blakely, Head Agronomist, Washington D.C. and D. G. Craig, Southern Great Plains Agronomist, Fort Worth, Texas, in an oat field on the Renner Research Station. TX-307-2.
Date: March 6, 1956
Creator: McConnell, John
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Grass, Legume and Forb Cultivation

Description: Photograph of the seeding of native pasture. A group of southern Great Plains agronomists on a tour of the Renner Research Station, reviewing results of a seeding of native pasture of El Reno Sideoats Grama and King Ranch Bluestem. Cost of fertilizer, seed and planting was $30.00 per acre. This pasture was two-years old at the time of the photo. TX-306-8.
Date: March 6, 1956
Creator: McConnell, John
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1093.0090]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "State Senator Ray Roberts of McKinney and Mrs. Roberts cast their ballots at the polling place in McKinney in today's special election runoff to fill the House of Representatives seat from the Texas 4th Congressional District."
Date: January 30, 1962
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1093.0091]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "State Senator Ray Roberts of McKinney is served coffee and cake by Mrs. Roberts at his headquarters in McKinney as he awaited final count of votes in the special runoff election to fill the House of Representatives seat held by the late Sam Rayburn."
Date: January 31, 1962
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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