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Photo Archive From the 1930's

 

Photo Archive:  From the 1930's


 

Reclamation work on Rocky Ridge. Reclamation work on Rocky Ridge. Dozer removes Pinion Juniper trees to improve forage conditions on range.
  • Photo taken 1936.
  • Photographer W.W. West.
Storage ponds are necessary on many ranches to provide water for livestock during winter months. Storage ponds are necessary on many ranches to provide water for livestock during winter months.
  • Photo taken December 9, 1937.
  • Photographer G.S. Quate.
Gully and furrow seeding work near Moab. Gully and furrow seeding work near Moab. Heavy truck chains (left) were used to cover seed in washes, trails and other places where farm machinery could not be used. August 20, 1939. Contour furrow seeding (right) was accomplished by means of a slightly altered Hudson # 608 Roto Power duster. For shallow covering of the seed in the loose soil, a sagebrush branch is dragged through the furrow by the operator.
  • Photo taken 1938.
  • Photographer Mr. Flory.
Gully erosion Gully erosion (top) from lack of vegetation caused by smelter flume poisoning near Garfield, Utah. August 11, 1937. Photographer Mr. Starr. Bottom photo shows results of treatment to the area by SCS as part of an erosion control demonstration project. Note the terraces of wheat grass planted in contours in the background.
  • Photo taken September, 1945.
  • Photographer V.A. Surface.
Strip cropping demonstration on a dry farm wheat field in Morgan County. Strip cropping demonstration on a dry farm wheat field in Morgan County. The field day demonstration on the Weber River Project shows a dry farm wheat field on the contour with alternate buffer strips and harvest strips.
  • Photo taken August 5, 1939.
  • Photographer G.C. McClure.
   
Earthen Terraces showing results of reseeding with Rye on the West exposure of the Upper Willard Basin, Box Elder County. Severely overgrazed by sheep in past years, these terraces were planted in early November of 1936 Earthen Terraces showing results of reseeding with Rye on the West exposure of the Upper Willard Basin, Box Elder County. Severely overgrazed by sheep in past years, these terraces were planted in early November of 1936. The Rye is to act as a nurse drop for Smooth Brome and other perennial grasses.
  • Photo taken August 12, 1937.
  • Photographer Dale Schott.