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MAY19190 MAY 1919 1

Photo Archive No. 89.1.1919.05

Temporary No. 82. Perm. No. 40680A. FPI-3. Santa Rita Range Reserve at quadrat D4P. Made by R.L. Hensel on 1 May 1919. 12 m. Using stop No. 45. Direction S. Light Brt 1/5. Shows spring annual vegetation in this pasture. The grass tufts are barely visible as utilization of grass is about 75%. Weed utilization about 10%. Compare with 249850, 328877. P.S. #89. 104-C.

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JUL19300 JUL 1930 1

Photo Archive No. 89.1.1930.07

Temp. No. 678. Permanent No. 249850. Looking southeast from the vicinity of Quadrat D4P to be compared with Photo 40680A. July 1930. Photo Sta #89. Also compare 328877. 104-C.

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SEP19350 SEP 1935 1

Photo Archive No. 89.1.1935.09

Perm. No. 328877. Temp. No. 2095. Photo Sta #89. Looking southeast from the vicinity of Quadrat D4P. Retake of 249850 taken in 1930. To be compared. Photo by Cribbs of S.R.E.R. 9/12/35. Exp. 1/5 - 32 - 8 - CP. Also compare 40680A. 104-C. (Just across fence in #1 from Photo 249849, Photo Sta #88).

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JUN19480 JUN 1948 1

Photo Archive No. 89.1.1948.06

6-48. A-48-80. P.S. 89 repeat photo. Good stand of grass mainly Bfi. Big increase in Pve. Some cholla and pricklypear have come in. SRER. Culley. 10H(3)b.

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NOV19500 NOV 1950 1

Photo Archive No. 89.1.1950.11

11/50. R-238. Santa Rita Exp. Range, Ariz. Repeat of Photo station 89. 10H(3)b. H.G. Reynolds.

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SEP19510 SEP 1951 1

Photo Archive No. 89.1.1951.09

B-51-40. PS 89 (taken at Quadrat D4P, no post. Iron pipe 50' so. of quadrat, tag 7/PDS on fence north). Looking across Past 8. 40-32-13-3/4". Repeat of 40680-A. Bohning, SRER. 26 Sept 1951.

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DEC19610 DEC 1961 1

Photo Archive No. 89.1.1961.12

M-767. 12-18-61. SRER, Past 1 - retake of PP 89 showing good grass cover following mesquite control.

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JUN19751 JUN 1975 1

Photo Archive No. 89.1.1975.06

M1253. PS 89. June 1975. NOTE: Photo M1252 also archived under this number but not included on the web page is the same view.

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MAY19840 MAY 1984 1

Photo Archive No. 89.1.1984.05

PS 89. Azimuth 168. May 9, 1984. RFB. Honeywell Pentax 35mm camera. 35mm WA lens. f:11-16 1/125 20'. 10:00 A.M. Very hazy day. Robert F. Buttery.

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JUL19840 JUL 1984 1

Photo Archive No. 89.1.1984.07

PS 89. Azimuth 168. July 25, 1984. RFB. Honeywell Pentax 35mm camera. 35mm wide angle lens. Kodak FX 135 film. f:16 1/60 30'. 8:00 A.M. Robert F. Buttery.

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FEB19880 FEB 1988 1

Photo Archive No. 89.1.1988.02

PS 89. Az 168. Feb. 16, 1988. RFB. Canon AE-1 camera. 35mm wide angle lens. f:8 1/125 Inf. 3:10 P.M. Robert F. Buttery.

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NOV20001 NOV 2000 1

Photo Archive No. 89.1.2000.11

PS 89. November 9, 2000. Facing south. Azimuth 168. Pasture 1. ASA 125 Plus X film. 35mm lens focal length. Eragrostis lehmanniana, burroweed; yucca in foreground was present in 1917. Some mesquite trees have established since clearing in 1950s. Occasional Digitaria californica, Bothriochloa barbinodis (beardgrass). M. McClaran.

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089_1_2007_04 APR 2007 1

Photo Archive No. 89.1.2007.04

PS. 089. 11 April 2007. Facing south, Azimuth 168. Pasture 1. Elevation 1263 m. ISO 100, 35mm focal length, Canon 5D Digital Camera. Witness present, camera above. Mesquite alive, burroweed >50% dead, Yucca elata (was present in 1914 photo) in left midground. Barrel and prickly pear cacti. Lehmann lovegrass dominant, cottontop, threeawns, cane beardgrass scattered. Mesquite stump center distant was alive in 1914, and was killed in late 1950s. New mesquite arrived after mid 1950s treatment that killed large mesquite. Compared to 2000, less grass, less burroweed, mesquite larger, agave and barrel cactus appear. M. McClaran photographer, M. McGregor assistant.

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089_1_2013_03 MAR 2013 1

Photo Archive No. 89.1.2013.03

PS. 089. 25 March 2013. 3:12 pm. Facing south, Azimuth 168. Pasture 1. Elevation 1258 m. ISO 125, 35mm focal length, Canon 5D Mark II Digital Camera. Witness present, camera above. Mesquite alive, very few burroweed, and Yucca elata (present in 1914 photo) in left midground. has been pushed over and only a small sprout (visible) remains alive, but the one on the right is dead. Barrel and prickly pear cacti. Lehmann lovegrass dominant, cottontop present. Mesquite stump center distant was alive in 1914, and was killed in late 1950s. New mesquite arrived after mid 1950s treatment that killed large mesquite. Compared to 2007, less grass, less burroweed, and yucca plants were pushed over only one of two now alive. M. McClaran photographer, K. Hawkes assistant.

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