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Hill Hudgins Family

Description: Photograph of the Hill Hudgins family inside a squatter shack on land purchased by the U. S. Government. This family of eight lives in a one room shack with a kitchen adjoining. They have cleared 13 acres of forest land selling pine cross-ties and poles as a livelihood.
Date: April 15, 1941
Creator: Jenkins, Elvin W.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Floyd-Campbell Farm Post to Water Topping Levee

Description: Photograph of the Floyd-Campbell farm field completely flooded by water after levee was topped by water on the right background side of photo. The back of the photograph proclaims, "Same scene as Okla-457-7 a few minutes after levee was topped by water."
Date: April 29, 1957
Creator: North, Fred
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Floyd-Campbell Farm Prior to Water Topping Levee

Description: Photograph of the Floyd-Campbell farm a few moments before the water in the photograph topped the levee and flooding the field on the left. The back of the photograph proclaims, "A few minutes later levee above shack was topped by water. See Okla-457-8 for same scene 2 hours later."
Date: April 29, 1957
Creator: North, Fred
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

US Government Land; Squatter families

Description: Photograph of a typical, run-down squatter’s shack—surrounded by overcut timberland and eroded fields. The tenant works for the Works Progress Administration [WPA] earning $2.32 per day. The monthly wage is approximately $15. A garden of peas, sweet potatoes and other vegetables helps the family eke out a meager existence. OK-8139.
Date: April 15, 1941
Creator: Jenkins, Elvin W.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

US Government Land; Squatter families

Description: Photograph of a run-down squatters’ shack in the Land Utilization [L.U.] project area. The only visible source of income is the sale of small amounts of stovewood derived from adjoining overcut woodlands. OK-8138.
Date: April 15, 1941
Creator: Jenkins, Elvin W.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

US Government Land; Squatter families

Description: Photograph documenting the US Government Land Utilization [L.U.] program, showing the interior of a squatter family shack on land recently purchased by the US Government. This family of 8 members lives in a one-room shack with the kitchen adjoining. They have cleared 13 acres of forest land selling pine cross-ties and poles as a livelihood. OK-8128.
Date: April 15, 1941
Creator: Jenkins, Elvin W.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Trees, Tree Farms, Woodlands, and Forests

Description: Photograph of the Little River Soil Conservation Department [SCD] as it pursues a vigorous forestry program. High grading the woods and leaving the worst for 40 years makes good forest more expensive and difficult as the task becomes even larger or greater. Over 300,000 acres need inferior upload hardwood controlled in predominant pine stands. East of Glover near Bethel.
Date: April 22, 1956
Creator: Hayes, Earl J.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Water Conservation; Water Erosion; Flooding and Prevention

Description: Photograph of the Little River in McCurtain County, Oklahoma. Oklahoma water goes to sea. Filtered through a protected, well-covered watershed means clear water. Probably two million acre-feet* of water escape the Little River SCD as unused each year. Mt. Fork River carries around one-third of the district watershed. OK-260-10. * an acre-foot refers to water that covers one acre of land, at a depth of one foot = approx. 326,000 gallons.
Date: April 22, 1956
Creator: Hayes, Earl J.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Trees, Tree Farms, Woodlands, and Forests

Description: Photograph of Alvin Howard, Forest Service [FS] representative at Idabel, Oklahoma, measuring the circumference of a pine tree. "This pine tree would bring $65.00 based on recent bid sales," he says. The diameter tape tells Howard this tree is 31 inches across or diameter at breast height [dbh]. It is 80 feet high. The Soil Conservation Service administered this land for 16 years. OK-243-10.
Date: April 19, 1956
Creator: Hayes, Earl J.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

US Government Land; Squatter families

Description: Photograph of a typical squatter's shack on land recently purchased by the U.S. government. This family has cleared 13 acres of forest land selling pine cross-tiles and poles as a livelihood. The house is a one room affair with a kitchen. Family consists of a husband, wife and 6 children. OK-8126.
Date: April 15, 1941
Creator: Jenkins, Elvin W.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Land Conservation, Management and Utilization

Description: Photograph of a squatters' shack on 40 acres of land belonging to a firm of investment brokers. Tenants say they have cut 1000 pine poles from adjoining fields in the last two or three months. Two men cut about 20 cross-ties a day. High quality timber is thus being wastefully cut. With proper care this timber would provide high-grade, salable building material. This tract will revert to McCurtain County and will go on resale in May, 1941. OK-8140.
Date: April 15, 1941
Creator: Jenkins, Elvin W.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Woodland Conservation

Description: Photograph of Jo Ann Watson and Rachel Goings peeling posts as part of a Schoool Forest Harvest at Beachton, 1956. Both girls can "speak with authority" about School Forests and Woodland Conservaton. Jo Ann recently wrote the winning forestry theme in a contest between Beachton and Brushy Ridge Schools. OK-238-2.
Date: April 3, 1956
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

US Government Land; Squatter families

Description: Photograph of a typical, run-down squatter's shack surrounded by overcut timberlands and eroded fields. Tenat works on Works Progress Administatration (WPA) projects for $2.32 a day. The monthly wage is approximately $15.00 a month. A garden of peas, sweet potatoes and other vegetables helps family eke out a meager existence. OK-8139.
Date: April 15, 1941
Creator: Jenkins, Elvin W.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

US Government Land; Squatter families

Description: Photograph of an interior of a squatter family shack on land recently purchased by the US government. This family of 8 has cleared 13 acres of forest land selling pine cross-ties and poles as a livlihood. House is a one room affair with kitchen adjoining. OK-8127.
Date: April 15, 1941
Creator: Jenkins, Elvin W.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

US Government Land; Squatter families

Description: Photograph of transient squatters in Idabel. Land Utilization (L.U.) Project. Family travels in a variant o fthe horse-drawn Hoover wagon, a seeming house on wheels. A typical mode of travel in McCurtain County. OK-8134.
Date: April 15, 1941
Creator: Jenkins, Elvin W.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society
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