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Zahn, Ernest M.

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Parent Issue
Day
23
Month
March
Year
1970
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August Albright

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Parent Issue
Day
29
Month
June
Year
1957
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Aerial Photograph of Contour Plowing on a Farmer's Field, 1110 W. Ellsworth Rd., July 1954

Aerial Photograph of Contour Plowing on a Farmer's Field, 1110 W. Ellsworth Rd., July 1954 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 7, 1954
Caption
A Pilot's View of Soil Conservation Practices in Washtenaw: The graceful curves in the air view of a 40-acre field, as shown above, are only incidental to the pictorial evidence of a farmer's determination to conquer soil erosion by good plowing practices. The site is on a farm owned by Mrs. M. Thomas Black of 1110 W. Ellsworth Rd. which is leased and operated on shares by William McCalla. The dark strips are planted to clover, the light strips recently plowed for wheat. The special contour plowing, done under the guidance of County Soil Agent Don Maurer, will stop erosion around high spots in the field at the front and back centers. Water had drained to the east and west sides of the slopes, carrying away rich top soil.

Aerial Photograph of Farm Land in Sharon Township, August 1956

Aerial Photograph of Farm Land in Sharon Township, August 1956 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, August 13, 1956
Caption
Farm Belt: Wheat, oats, hay, straw, alfalfa fields sweep like cresting waves across the rolling landscape of Sharon township. Of the township's 24,192 acres, 3,000 are sown in wheat and oats (light patches), and 2,170 in corn (darker squares). The township's 123 farms are operated by life-time farmers, who are descendants of pioneers, and city-bred farmers, who are Johnny-come-latelies on the Sharon farm scene.