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This photograph, taken for the Soil Conservation Service, depicts sheet erosion on the farm of Robert Jones near Ford, Kansas. This type of erosion is caused by cultivating up and down a slope from left to right. According to an annotation on the back of the photograph, this damage occurred after a heavy rainstorm. Note that the right portion of the field had been contour plowed and consequently remained undamaged.

Creator: McLean, B. C.
Date: 1940

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This image demonstrates how cultivation techniques of the early nineteenth century had contributed to the problems of the Dust Bowl. This is a very clear visual for students to see the difference that contour plowing could make.

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

Item Number: 210824
Call Number: FK2.F2 .31 *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210824

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