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This photograph shows farmland located one mile south of Wilburton in Morton County, Kansas. Due to soil erosion, it was abandoned during the Dust Bowl. The estimated soil loss during a raging dust storm was four feet. On the same day he photographed this scene, the photographer took a second picture from this location, but from the opposite direction (Kansas Memory item 313529). On that parcel of land, treatment by the U.S. Soil Conservation Service, today known as the Natural Resources Conservation Service, drastically slowed the erosion process.

Creator: McLean, B. C.
Date: November 17, 1938

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Item Number: 313528
Call Number: FK2.M9 .31 *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 313528

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