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Shelterbelt project in Reno County

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Creator: Stoeckeler, Joseph

Date: 1944

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: FK2.R2 .31 *2

Unit ID: 209740

Summary: This photograph, taken by Joseph Stoeckeler in 1944, is of a shelterbelt in northwest Reno County, Kansas, constructed in 1937. Shelterbelts, planted in the late 1930s, consisted of various heights of trees and shrubs that served as windbreaks to protect newly-planted crops (such as wheat) by helping to prevent the soil in which they were planted from blowing away in the wind.

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Title (Main title): Shelterbelt project in Reno County


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