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Cultivating trees in Pratt County, Kansas

Cultivating trees in Pratt County, Kansas
Date: June 1936
A photograph showing a farmer cultivating trees planted for a shelterbelt in Pratt County, Kansas. The trees were planted March, 1935.


First shelterbelt in Kansas

First shelterbelt in Kansas
Date: 1940
Two photographs showing people attending a celebration of the first shelterbelt planted in Kansas. It was planted on a farm owned by Mamie Axline Fay located northwest of Pratt, Kansas. At the time of the celebration, it had grown for five years.


Harvesting alfalfa in Kansas

Harvesting alfalfa in Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
A photograph showing a unidentified farmer harvesting alfalfa in Kansas. In the background is a shelterbelt planted to guard against soil erosion.


Planting trees for a shelterbelt in Kansas

Planting trees for a shelterbelt in Kansas
Date: 1936
A photograph showing McPherson Nursery's employees planting trees for a shelterbelt at an unknown location in Kansas.


Shelterbelt, Reno County, Kansas

Shelterbelt, Reno County, Kansas
Date: 1939
A view of two men standing by a shelterbelt near the town of Sylvia in Reno County, Kansas. Shelterbelts, which consist of various heights of trees and shrubs, were planted in the late 1930s to prevent blowing soil caused by severe drought and soil erosion.


Shelterbelt in Edwards County, Kansas

Shelterbelt in Edwards County, Kansas
Date: 1935
A photograph showing trees planted for a shelterbelt in Edwards County, Kansas.


Shelterbelt in Kansas

Shelterbelt in Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
A photograph showing a shelterbelt on an unidentified farm in Kansas. The shelterbelt was planted to guard against soil erosion.


Shelterbelt in Pratt County, Kansas

Shelterbelt in Pratt County, Kansas
Date: October 1939
A photograph showing people viewing the first shelterbelt planted in Kansas. The trees were planted March 23, 1935 on Mamie Axline Fay's farm in Pratt County.


Shelterbelt project in Reno County

Shelterbelt project in Reno County
Creator: Stoeckeler, Joseph
Date: 1944
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.


Soil conservation techniques in Kansas

Soil conservation techniques in Kansas
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
A photograph showing two men planting seedlings for a shelterbelt in Kansas.


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