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Celebrating 75 years of Service Historical photographs of South Carolina NRCS

 

1935: The booth sponsored by SCS for the Armistice Day Parade. Hood is made of chicken wire and coated with plaster. 1935: The booth sponsored by SCS for the Armistice Day Parade. Hood is made of chicken wire and coated with plaster.
May 1936, Duncan, SC: Dr. T.S. Buie and Ernest Carnes inspect a terraced field. May 1936, Duncan, SC: Dr. T.S. Buie and Ernest Carnes inspect a terraced field.
Woodruff, SC (Spartanburg County), 1937: Contour construction. Woodruff, SC (Spartanburg County), 1937: Contour construction.
Picture of a sign showing the first Farm-Conservation Plan of any district in America at the farm of Mrs. Ploma A. Adams, in Oconee County, SC in 1938. The first Farm-Conservation Plan of any district in America was created in 1938, at the farm of Mrs. Ploma A. Adams, in Oconee County, SC.
1938: Miss Rachael Tinsley with some of the peaches grown on the John Tinsley farm in Spartanburg, SC. Spartanburg, SC, 1938: Miss Rachael Tinsley with some of the peaches grown on the John Tinsley farm.
Fairfield, SC, 1940: Construction of contour furrows in a pasture. Fairfield, SC, 1940: Construction of contour furrows in a pasture. The contour lines were run by SCS technician and the farmer is plowing up the furrows with a turning plow. Note the height of the ridges even though the furrows are not yet complete.
Moore, SC, 1941: These loblolly pines were planted in 1935 on badly eroded and steep land. Dr. Bennett is shown here measuring one tree which is six inches in diameter. Moore, SC, 1941: These loblolly pines were planted in 1935 on badly eroded and steep land. Dr. Bennett is shown here measuring one tree which is six inches in diameter.
Spartanburg, 1941: Boiling Springs High school students in science and geography study soil structure and horizons. W. E. Fleming is the SCS technician leading the discussion. Spartanburg, 1941: Boiling Springs High school students in science and geography study soil structure and horizons. W. E. Fleming is the SCS technician leading the discussion.
Spartanburg, 1942: Off to the army, Jack Blackwell, son of a SC farmer, reads his notice asking him to report to the local Selective Service Board for further instructions for induction into the army. Spartanburg, 1942: Off to the army, Jack Blackwell, son of a SC farmer, reads his notice asking him to report to the local Selective Service Board for further instructions for induction into the army.
Duncan, SC (Spartanburg County), 1942: Charles Hammond, Spartanburg merchant, is shown weighing cotton picked by 300 Wofford College students. Duncan, SC (Spartanburg County), 1942: Charles Hammond, Spartanburg merchant, is shown weighing cotton picked by 300 Wofford College students, who volunteered to spend one day in the fields to help harvest Spartanburg County’s five million dollar cotton crop. The group picked 15,000 pounds of cotton in one day.
1945: Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson is greeted by Col. R.W. Pickens, a 95- year old veteran of the War Between the States. Photograph from the Southeastern Agriculture Conference, Anderson County, SC, November 1945: Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson is greeted by Col. R.W. Pickens, a 95- year old veteran of the War Between the States. Others in the picture include: Joe B. Douthit, Chairman, Upper Savannah Board of District Supervisors; Mrs. Henry Garrison, daughter of Col. Pickens: Wilton E. Hall, publisher of Anderson Independent and Daily Mail; Keith Heinebaugh, Director of Information, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture; Butler B. Hare, U.S. Senator of Saluda, SC, and Congressman Joseph R. Bryson, Greenville, SC Mendel L. Rivers, U.S. Congress of Charleston, SC, and Mrs. Diamond, secretary to Honorable Clinton P. Anderson.
Marion, SC, 1948: Conservation Farming in Marion County publication. Marion, SC, 1948: Conservation Farming in Marion County publication.
1950, The Land and the Bible publication. 1950, The Land and the Bible publication.
Edgefield, SC, 1952: James Edward Simpkins has “up hill going� to sow grain on this steep land belo Edgefield, SC, 1952: James Edward Simpkins has “up hill going” to sow grain on this steep land belonging to his grandfather, Ed Stafford.
1959, Pond Safety publication. 1959, Pond Safety publication.
1962, South Carolina Watershed Work publication. 1962, South Carolina Watershed Work publication.
1963, Rural Recreation publication. 1963, Rural Recreation publication.
1963, Your Soil...Crumbly or Cloddy publication. 1963, Your Soil...Crumbly or Cloddy publication.
May, 1975, Sue Harper is a Watershed Planning Staff Economist, and is South Carolina’s first woman soil conservation professional employee. May 1975: Sue Harper is a Watershed Planning Staff Economist, and is South Carolina’s first woman soil conservation professional employee.
1980: District Conservationist Charles Glover and Soil Conservationist Ann Christie. May 1980: Farm Planning on a Berkeley farm with District Conservationist Charles Glover and Soil Conservationist Ann Christie.