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Avery Manufacturing Company catalog

Avery Manufacturing Company catalog
Creator: Avery Manufacturing Company
Date: 1906
This catalog was published by Avery Manufacturing Company advertising their engines, threshers, self feeders, pneumatic straw stackers, water tanks, and farm machinery. All of the pages of the catalog have illustrations and text about the equipment being advertised. There is an index on page 64 and the front and back covers are in color. The company was located in Peoria, Illinois, but it is assumed the catalog was distributed to Kansas farmers.

Cultivating corn, Logan County, Kansas

Cultivating corn, Logan County, Kansas
Date: Between 1915 and 1925
This photograph shows three teams of horses cultivating a field of corn in Logan County, Kansas.

Cultivating furrows in Kansas

Cultivating furrows in Kansas
Date: April, 1914
A photograph showing an unidentified farmer cultivating furrows to check for drift of soil by the wind.

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.

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