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Catalog Number RG2539.PH
Object Name Collection, Photograph
Collection Name RG2539 Shelterbelt
Title Shelterbelt
Description By the spring of 1937, the devasting effects of drought and dust storms had caused millions of tons of topsoil on the Great Plains to be blown away. This led to the planting of trees for windbreaks or shelterbelts on farms. This collection consists of photographs showing various shelterbelts in Nebraska.

Eighteen photographic prints showing various farms in Nebraska with shelterbelts. Many of the photos are aerial views that give perspective to the size of the shelterbelt and stages of tree growth.
Date 1935-1949
Date Range from 1935
Date Range to 1949
Subjects United States Department of Agriculture
United States Forestry Service
Nebraska State Historical Society Expedition (Lincoln, Neb.)
Soil Conservation Service Region V (Lincoln, Neb.)
Prairie States Forestry Project (Neb.)
Natural resources
Conservation of natural resources
Agricultural resources--Nebraska
Agricultural innovations
Agricultural conservation--Nebraska
Soil conservation--Nebraska
Soil degradation--Nebraska
Soil erosion
Forestry projects--Nebraska
Forests and forestry--Nebraska
Dust storms--Nebraska
Wind erosion
Search Terms Orchard (Neb.)
Goehner (Neb.)
Seward County (Neb.)
Antelope County (Neb.)
Holt County (Neb.)
York (Neb.)
Royal (Neb.)
Oakdale (Neb.)
Tilden (Neb.)
Tamora (Neb.)