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Photo Archive From the 1950's


 

Photo Archive:  From the 1950's


 

Antelope Shearing Corral near Bridgeland, Utah Antelope Shearing Corral near Bridgeland, Utah. At one time over 100,000 sheep were sheared here each spring. Now, about 5,000 sheep are sheared. Portable shearing units now shear the sheep on individual ranches. This corral and shed, located in Antelope, Duchesne County, was removed in 1973 and no longer exists.

Bottom photo shows Frank Lovata watering sheep after shearing on Leland Bench, east of Myton. Shearing is now done by portable shearing units, which eliminates trailing to a central sheep shearing plant. Shearing begins about April 20 and lambing about May 10.
  • Both photos taken in 1955.
  • Photographers unknown.
   
Loading seed on an airplane for seeding on the Green's Lake Watershed Loading seed on an airplane for seeding on the Green's Lake Watershed. Pictured are Warren Adams, pilot; Ken Clark, helper; and Horace Andrews, SCS employee.
  • Photo taken December 9, 1957.
  • Photographer Lee Carlson.
Snow Survey measurements are taken at the Kings Cabin course by SCS employees Grant Parrish and Roman Pfieffer Snow Survey measurements are taken at the Kings Cabin course by SCS employees Grant Parrish and Roman Pfieffer.
  • Photo taken April 1, 1957.
  • Photographer unknown.
SCS Soil Auger is operated by SCS employee John Swenson. SCS Soil Auger is operated by SCS employee John Swenson.
  • Photo taken in 1953.
  • Photographer unknown.
Heaton Brothers Ranch in Kane County Heaton Brothers Ranch in Kane County, 1 mile south of Alton, Utah. Cattle grazing on seeded range. Picture was taken from SE corner of property looking NE. Ross Heaton and his Son, Karl, are on the horses. The grass seeding shown in the picture was made in the fall of 1952 on approximately 1200 acres. It was seeded to smooth brome, intermediate wheat, orchard, and yellow blossom sweet clover. While we don’t usually recommend orchard grass for seeding in this area, orchard was recommended in this case because the seed was produced locally. Clippings made since the second growing season have shown that this land is producing between 1500 and 2500 pounds of air dry palatable forage per acre. Before seeding the range was producing about 250 pounds of sagebrush per acre and there was no grass or palatable weeds. Cost of clearing and seeding ran between $10 and $15 per acre. Seeding this spring-fall range was a considerable help to the ranchers. Feed in Southern Utah is normally short in the spring.
  • Photo taken in 1958.
  • Photographer Earl Spendlove.
Testing for Soil Moisture Testing for Soil Moisture. A father and his son (with instruction from SCS) test for soil moisture in their barley field in Beryl, Utah, Iron County.
  • Photo taken June, 1958.
  • Photographer Leland H. Carlson.