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This photograph, taken by Joseph Stoeckeler in 1944, is of a shelterbelt in northwest Reno County, Kansas, constructed in 1937. Shelterbelts, planted in the late 1930s, consisted of various heights of trees and shrubs that served as windbreaks to protect newly-planted crops (such as wheat) by helping to prevent the soil in which they were planted from blowing away in the wind.

Creator: Stoeckeler, Joseph
Date: 1944

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This works with other images and articles about shelterbelts to explain the practical steps that farmers took to curb wind erosion.

KS:7th:5.1:Agriculture and the Dust Bowl (2005)

Item Number: 209740
Call Number: FK2.R2 .31 *2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 209740

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