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Vegetated Waterways
Society: ASABE Main Category: Agricultural & Biological Sub Category: Era: 1940-1949 DateCreated: 1935 Agricultural Hall, Oklahoma State University Stillwater State: OK Zip: 74078 Country: USA Website: Creator:

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.

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The USDA Small Watershed Program
Society: ASABE Main Category: Agricultural & Biological Sub Category: Drainage & Watershed Era: 1940-1949 DateCreated: 1948 USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service State Office Stillwater State: OK Zip: 74074 Country: USA Website: Creator:

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.

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Graham-Hoeme Chisel Plow
Society: ASABE Main Category: Agricultural & Biological Sub Category: Equipment, Tillage Era: 1930s DateCreated: 1933 Hooker State: OK Zip: 73945 Country: USA Website: Creator: 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.

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Ditch Witch DWP Service-Line Trencher
Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical Sub Category: Materials Handling & Excavation Era: 1950-1959 DateCreated: 1952 Ditch Witch Museum & Heritage Center Perry State: OK Zip: 73077 Country: USA Website: Creator: 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.

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