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Oklahoma City in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

First Shelterbelt

The Red River Journey

 
 
First Shelterbelt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. First Shelterbelt Marker
Inscription.  To combat dust storms during the 1930s, the federal Prairie States Forestry Project planned the planting of wide belts of trees from North Dakota to Texas. The first of these shelterbelts was planted on the H.E. Curtis farm near Mangum in Greer County, Oklahoma, in 1935. Over the next seen years, more than 18,000 miles of shelterbelts were planted, approximately 3,000 miles in Oklahoma alone.

Along with other conservation measures, shelterbelts played a role in reducing wind erosion and conserving soil moisture by reducing evaporation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentHorticulture & Forestry. A significant historical year for this entry is 1935.
 
Location. 35° 29.613′ N, 97° 29.954′ W. Marker is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Nazih Zuhdi Drive and North Phillips Avenue. Marker is part of the Red River Journey pathway, which is on the grounds of the Oklahoma History Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr, Oklahoma City OK 73105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marcy's Survey of the Red River (here, next to this marker);
First Shelterbelt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. First Shelterbelt Marker
Marker is outside the Oklahoma History Center, on the Red River Journey pathway.
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W.C. Austin Project (here, next to this marker); Devil's Canyon (here, next to this marker); Seal of Oklahoma (a few steps from this marker); 1834 Dragoon Expedition (a few steps from this marker); Oklahoma's Gold Rush (a few steps from this marker); Altus Air Force Base (a few steps from this marker); Old Greer County (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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