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Web image: Photo of workers using a specially prepared trenching blade to open a trench for willow cuttings. Click photo for full page view Web image: Photo of workers using a specially prepared trenching blade to open a trench for willow cuttings. Click photo for full page view
Willow cuttings planting operation showing trenching
blade being used to open trench at the Big Flatts
Nursery, Chemung County, New York. 1952
Willow cuttings planting operation showing trenching
blade being used to open trench at the Big Flatts
Nursery, Chemung County, New York. 1952
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Web image: Photo of workers planting willow cuttings in trench made by a specially prepared trenching blade. Click photo for full page view Web image: Photo of Mary C. Baltz, Survey Party Chief, Canastota New York. Mary did all of the soils surveying for seven planners in Madison, Oneida and Lewis counties. As of May 1, 1949, Mary was the only woman doing this type of work in the Soil Conservation Service (SCS) in the United States. Click photo for full page view
Planting willow cuttings being placed in a trench
made by a specially prepared trenching blade at
the Big Flats Nursery, Chemung County, New York.
1952
Mary C. Baltz, Survey Party Chief, Canastota New York.
Mary did all of the soils surveying for seven planners in
Madison, Oneida and Lewis counties.

As of May 1, 1949, Mary was the only woman doing this
type of work in the Soil Conservation Service (SCS)
in the United States.
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Web image: Photo from the Dust Bowl era. A horse drawn plow being used along the contour of the land. Click photo for full page view Web image: Photo from the Dust Bowl era. A horse drawn plow being used along the contour of the land. Click photo for full page view
An early use of contour farming during the
Dust Bowl era.
An early use of contour farming during the
Dust Bowl era.
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Web image: Photo of a Soil Erosion Service employee standing aside an SES vehicle.

When the Soil Erosion Service (SES) was created in 1933 under the U.S. Department of the Interior, Hugh Hammond Bennett became its director. Using equipment and seeds supplied by the government and labor provided by men enrolled in federal job programs such as the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Works Progress Administration, the Soil Erosion Service was able to build support among farmers and show them how to reduce erosion on their land

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