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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.

Date: 1939

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This works with articles and images about the importance of shelterbelts and demonstrates for students the ways that farmers were attempting to fend off another Dust Bowl.

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

Item Number: 210637
Call Number: FK2.R2.31 *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210637

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