Soil Scientists

Palmer Museum of History and Art
Palmer Museum of History and Art
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Creator

Art Hawk, Soil Conservation Service

Collection

SCS (Soil Conservation Service) Collection

Time Period

1964

Description

Image shows three men, identified as soil scientists (l to r) Bobby Hinton, Dr. Sam Rieger, and Frank Carlisle, inspecting a soil sample drawn from the ground by a soils probe tool. Headquartered in Palmer, they were reviewing soils surveyed and mapped on the Kenai Peninsula. The soil survey is the basic tool of land-use planning in Alaska. SCS technicians use the survey to advise homesteaders on which land is most suitable to clear and the best use for each soil type on the homestead.

Location

Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

Type

Black & white paper print, 8" x 10"

ENTRY ID

People#45x-SCS

Keywords

Explore the Rich History of the Matanuska Valley

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