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Catalog Number 2001.004.0059
Object Name Transparency, Slide
Description From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Fifty-ninth slide of series (color), "But alfalfa is perhaps the leading crop in the Columbia Basin. Alfalfa is a wonderful feed for cattle, sheep, and horses, even rabbits, and at the same time it enriches the soil. This farmer is using a compressor pump at the irrigation ditch. This type of putting water on the soil saves the time and trouble of using the small trenches which often leaves the soil very rough. It saves standing around with a spade in the hand to keep the water running into the right places. The pipes are easily moved, and are very light because they are made of aluminum." Picture of crops in field being water with compressor pump and pipes with hills in background.

"Alfalfa Field" written in ink on bottom half of slide frame. "KODACHROME / TRANSPARENCY / PROCESSED BY KODAK" on one side of slide.

Description of slide from "Development of the Columbia Basin" slide script.
Photographer J.W. Thompson
Date 1942-1965
Title Alfalfa Field
Collection Anonymous
Provenance Slides photographed and distributed by J.W. Thompson.
Place U.S.A/Washington/Columbia Basin/Grand Coulee Dam
Source Anonymous
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People Thompson, J.W.
Search Terms Columbia Basin
Grand Coulee Dam