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Auto converted for plowing

Auto converted for plowing
Date: 1916
This sepia colored photograph shows a group of men gathered around an automobile that has been converted for plowing purposes. The vehicle has a 1916 Kansas license plate.


Curbing the wind

Curbing the wind
Creator: Aicher, L. C.
Date: 1935
The twenty-ninth biennial report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture includes this short article by L. C. Aicher, superintendent of the Fort Hays Experiment Station in Hays, Kansas. In the article ("Curbing the Wind" in Twenty-Ninth Biennial Report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture for the Years 1933 to 1934"), Aicher describes the most effective techniques for preventing wind erosion, stating that "the secret in preventing soil from blowing is to keep the surface in a roughened condition." He also gives directions about the best methods for listing land and caring for fallow fields.


Edna Heim to Clarice Snoddy

Edna Heim to Clarice Snoddy
Creator: Heim, Edna
Date: August 31, 1938
Tenant farmers Bill and Edna Heim of Kensington, Kansas, wrote this letter to farm owner Clarice Snoddy of Topeka regarding drought conditions and government soil conservation programs on the farm. The letter demonstrates the use of local and federal government programs to counter the removal of a dangerous amount of topsoil from farms on the southern Plains. Kansas began appealing for emergency federal aid in 1937 to counter sever drought and wind erosion in what is commonly known as the Dust Bowl.


Farming in Greeley County, Kansas

Farming in Greeley County, Kansas
Date: Between 1880s and 1890s
This black and white photo depicts a group of farmers using a coal burning case tractor and a disc plow to turn the sod in Greeley County, Kansas. In the background, a team of horses are hitched to a nearby wagon and a cylinder shaped water tank.


Krause disc plow, Reno County, Kansas

Krause disc plow, Reno County, Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1949
These four photographs show the Krause one-way disc plow from the Krause Manufacturing Company of Hutchinson, Kansas. The first two images are the Krause K-3 plow while the last two images are the Krause "nine" handy plow. The plows were designed to help farmers produce more efficiently on their land.


Man driving tractor, discing a field, Butler County, Kansas

Man driving tractor, discing a field, Butler County, Kansas
Date: 1950-1959
This photograph shows a man on a tractor discing a field in Butler County, Kansas. A label on the back reads "Taken by Ed Hamilton when he sold tires for Firestone." This publication was funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board.


Steam tractor, Ness County, Kansas

Steam tractor, Ness County, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1908
These four photographs show a steam tractor discing land on the John Miek farm in Ness County, Kansas.


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