Land Clearing 1

Richard Estelle
Palmer Museum of History and Art
Open Finding Aid
Creator

Jackson’s Photo Shop

Collection

Wimmer Collection

Time Period

circa 1940

Description

Image shows a man on a bulldozer pushing stumps and root wads from a field into windrows. Colony farmstead buildings are visible in background. The photo illustrates the method to best clear the land with little removal of the soil. The field beyond the dozer shows that trees have been previously cut and removed, leaving high stumps. By pushing on these high stumps, the dozer can push them over, tipping up just the root ball which can be removed as shown without removing much of the surrounding soil.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Type

Digital File, Black & white

ENTRY ID

Land Clearing@1x-Wim

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