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Uploaded on Jul 12, 2011
This is historical footage of various activities undertaken during the Prairie States Forestry Project in Kansas. The purpose of the project was to establish windbreaks (or shelterbelts) throughout the plains to help alleviate erosion and loss of moisture from the soil, improving the viability of the land for agriculture. The actual date(s) on which these activities were filmed is unknown, but at least one portion of the film indicates that these events occurred around 1938. The major activities of the Prairie States Forestry Project took place between 1935 and 1942.
These clips were given to the Kansas Forest Service by Dr. Leland Reitz.