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Vegetated Waterways
Society: ASABEMain Category: Agricultural & BiologicalEra: 1940-1949DateCreated: 1935Agricultural Hall, Oklahoma State UniversityStillwaterState: OKZip: 74078Country: USAWebsite: https://www.asabe.org/awards-landmarks/asabe-historic-landmarks/vegetated-waterways-23.aspx

Design Concepts For Vegetated Waterways - Historic Landmark of Agricultural Engineering Rainfall runoff causes severe gully erosion on unprotected lands and has ruined thousands of U S acres in the past. Concepts were developed at this site for vegetation-lined waterways that now safely convey runoff water from millions of acres.Engineers of the US Soil Conservation Service (SCS) initiated studies on hydraulics of vegetated waterways at an outdoor laboratory near Spartanburg, South Carolina, in 1935. Under the directions of W. O.

YearAdded:
1990
Image Credit: Courtesy The Geograph project/Hugh Venables (CC BY-SA 2.0)
The USDA Small Watershed Program
Society: ASABEMain Category: Agricultural & BiologicalSub Category: Drainage & WatershedEra: 1940-1949DateCreated: 1948USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service State OfficeStillwaterState: OKZip: 74074Country: USAWebsite: https://www.asabe.org/awards-landmarks/asabe-historic-landmarks/the-usda-small-watershed-program-57.aspx

Since 1948, over 11,000 dams and associated conservation practices in more than 2,000 watershed projects encompassing 160 million acres in 47 states have been constructed as a part of the USDA Small Watershed Program. These projects have improved the quality of life and the environment in rural communities by protecting people's lives and property, conserving soil and water resources, reducing flooding, providing economic development, recreation, and water supplies, enhancing water quality, and improving wetlands and wildlife habitat.

YearAdded:
2011
Graham-Hoeme Chisel Plow
Society: ASABEMain Category: Agricultural & BiologicalSub Category: Equipment, TillageEra: 1930sDateCreated: 1933HookerState: OKZip: 73945Country: USAWebsite: https://www.asabe.org/awards-landmarks/asabe-historic-landmarks/graham-hoeme-chisel-plow-38.aspxCreator: Hoeme, Fred

Preventing Wind Erosion Was The Primary Objective Of Fred Hoeme, a Hooker, Oklahoma Farmer, When He Developed A Heavy-Duty Chisel Plow In 1933. Hoeme And His Sons Manufactured And Sold About 2000 Plows From Their Farmstead. In 1938, W. T. Graham Purchased The Manufacturing And Distribution Rights And Established Manufacturing In Amarillo, Texas. The Graham-Hoeme Plow, Marketed As "The Plow To Save The Plains", Was Sold Worldwide.

YearAdded:
2000
Image Caption: Graham-Hoeme Chisel Plow was the forerunner for a variety of modern chisel plow designs, such as this one.
Ditch Witch DWP Service-Line Trencher
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: Materials Handling & ExcavationEra: 1950-1959DateCreated: 1952Ditch Witch Museum & Heritage CenterPerryState: OKZip: 73077Country: USAWebsite: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/who-we-are/engineering-history/landmarks/222-ditch-witch-dwp-service-line-trencherCreator: Malzahn, Ed, Malzahn, Charlie

The DWP was the first mechanized, compact service-line trencher developed for laying underground water lines between the street-main and the house. This machine, first produced in 1949, replaced manual digging, thus making installation of running water and indoor plumbing affordable for the common household. The DWP paved the way for the creation of a worldwide trenching-products industry, its machines used for the installation of all underground utilities including telephone, cable-TV and data, and fiber-optic cables.

YearAdded:
2002
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/NathanReed (CC BY 2.0)Image Caption: Ditch Witch® DWP Service-Line TrencherEra_date_from: 1952
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