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This farmland is located one mile south of Wilburton in Morton County, Kansas. During the dust bowl, this land suffered severe erosion. In 1935 the U.S. Soil Conservation Service (known as the Natural Resources Conservation Service today) planted sorghum as a cover crop. Sorghum produced very good ground cover by 1938. The photographer took a second picture on this day from this location, but from the opposite direction (Kansas Memory item 313528). In stark contrast, erosion has clearly devastated the untreated land just a few feet away.

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

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Item Number: 313529
Call Number: FK2.M9 .31 *2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 313529

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