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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
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
Agriculture - Agricultural methods and practices - Conservation - Windbreaks and shelterbelts
Agriculture - Crops - Trees
Agriculture - Education - Colleges and universities - Kansas State University - Research and Extension
Agriculture - Environment - Soil - Soil erosion
Agriculture - Government farm programs - Education - Kansas State University Research and Extension
Collections - Photograph
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1930s to 1940s (Benchmark 5) - Agriculture and the Dust Bowl (Indicator 1) - Shelter belts
Date - 1940s - 1944
Education - Higher education - Institutions - Kansas State University
Environment - Natural resources - Conservation of natural resources - Soil
Environment - Plants - Trees
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph
Places - Counties - Reno
Thematic Time Period - Great Depression and Dust Bowl, 1929-1941
Type of Material - Photographs