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JUL19482 JUL 1948 1

Photo Archive No. 219.1.1948.07

7-48. A48-182. Photo Station 219 First Photo. Looking north. Heavy stand of mesquite. As a result of this and current drouth conditions the density of perennial grasses is very low and lacks vigor. Much of old grass appears dead.

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SEP19512 SEP 1951 1

Photo Archive No. 219.1.1951.09

P.S. 219. B-51-11. Looking NE. 50-32-13 3/4". Repeat of A48-182. Bohning, SRER. 7 Sept. 1951.

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SEP19521 SEP 1952 1

Photo Archive No. 219.1.1952.09

P.S. 219. B-52-34. Pasture 9 near Box Station Road. Looking NE. 20-45-13 3/4". Repeat of A-48-182. Bohning, SRER. 26 Sept. 1952.

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SEP19532 SEP 1953 1

Photo Archive No. 219.1.1953.09

P.S. 219. B-53-46. Past. 9 near Box Sta. Rd. and Past. 2 fence. Looking to northeast. 50-45-13 3/4". Repeat of B-52-34. Bohning, SRER. 15 Sept. 1953.

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MAR19842 MAR 1984 1

Photo Archive No. 219.1.1984.03

PS 219. Azimuth 18. March 29, 1984. RFB. Honeywell Pentax 35mm camera. 35mm WA lens. f:11 1/125 30'. 3:05 P.M. Robert F. Buttery.

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FEB19882 FEB 1988 1

Photo Archive No. 219.1.1988.02

PS 219. Az 18. Feb. 16, 1988. RFB. Canon AE-1 camera. 35mm WA lens. f:11 1/125 Inf. 2:00 P.M. Robert F. Buttery.

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APR20001 APR 2000 1

Photo Archive No. 219.1.2000.04

PS 219. April 24, 2000, 3:45 p.m. Facing north. Azimuth 18. Pasture 9. ASA 135, Plus X film. 35mm lens focal length. At 700' south from Road 413, turn east and look for painted top of fence post in pasture fence; 500-600' east of fence; post painted orange on fence and at site. Mesquites alive; Eragrostis lehmanniana dominant; Eriogonum wrightii present. M. McClaran.

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219_1_2007_03 MAR 2007 1

Photo Archive No. 219.1.2007.03

PS. 219. 28 March 2007. Facing north, Azimuth 18. Pasture 9. Elevation 1258 m. ISO 100, 35mm focal length, Canon 5D Digital Camera. Witness present (bent), camera above. Mesquite alive, Ephedra behind center mesquite. Lehmann lovegrass dominant with threeawns, under mesquite find Setaria and Sporobolus cryptandrus. Compared to 2000, less grass now. M. McClaran photographer, A. Nafus assistant.

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219_1_2012_03 MAR 2012 1

Photo Archive No. 219.1.2012.03

PS. 219. 12 March 2012, 2:47 PM. Facing north, Azimuth 18. Pasture 9. Elevation 1252 m. ISO 100, 35mm focal length, Canon 5D Mark II Digital Camera. Witness present (bent), camera above. Mesquite alive with some 2011 leaves green. Ephedra and catclaw acacia behind center mesquite. Lehmann lovegrass dominant with threeawns, cottontop, and black grama in open; and under mesquite find plains bristlegrass, bush muhly and sand dropseed. Compared to 2007, more grass and increase in size of small mesquites; also decline in condition of cholla to left of large mesquite in left foreground. M. McClaran photographer, A. Dalke and K. Hawkes assistants.

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APR19033 APR 1903 2

Photo Archive No. 219.2.1903.04

402888. 1756. Roundup. On large range reserve. SRER. Griffiths. Apr. 10, 1903. Open grassy slope in southeast part of Pasture 9 looking toward McBeath Ranch Hdqtrs. See K-526 for similar picture. Other numbers: A49-148, A49-149, R-372, slide GK-247.

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SEP19413 SEP 1941 2

Photo Archive No. 219.2.1941.09

A-1887. 425038. Photo Sta. No. 219. Retake of Photo No. 1756 probably taken by Griffiths around 1903. What was once open grassland has been replaced by a heavy growth of mesquite. Ground cover over much of the area is probably as good as ever except where mesquite thickets have driven it out. (5x7) Sept. 1941. W.A. Lens. Taken by J.J. Culley to show mesquite increase. Compare with K-526 - KW Parker. See M-313. Other numbers: K-527, R373.

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OCT19473 OCT 1947 2

Photo Archive No. 219.2.1947.10

Temporary No. M313. 10/27/47. Project NPC. Experimental Range of National Forest SR. Pasture 9. Photographer: SCM. Repeat photo of WO # 425038. See K-527. Other number: slide GK-473.

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JUL19483 JUL 1948 2

Photo Archive No. 219.2.1948.07

7-48. A48-176. Photo Station 219 Repeat Photo. Note lack of grass density in this picture and increase in size of mesquite as compared to earlier photos. M.J. Culley. 10-H(3)b. NOTE: Photos A48-177 and A48-179 also archived under this number but not included on the web page are the same view. Photos A48-134 and A48-135 also archived under this number but not included on the web page were taken with W A lens for stand top of car and from the ground, respectively.

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SEP19513 SEP 1951 2

Photo Archive No. 219.2.1951.09

PS 219. B-51-8. Looking south. 50-32-13 3/4". Repeat of 402888 (taken from cartop). Bohning, SRER. 7 Sept. 1951. Perennial grass production on this plot infested with 285 velvet mesquite trees per acre averaged only 87 lbs of perennial grass forage per acre. NOTE: Photo B-51-9 also archived under this number but not included on the web page is the same view.

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MAR19843 MAR 1984 2

Photo Archive No. 219.2.1984.03

PS 219. Azimuth 158. March 29, 1984. RFB. Honeywell Pentax 35mm camera. 35mm WA lens. f:11 1/125 30'. 3:00 P.M. Robert F. Buttery. Photo taken in same general area but not a perfect match.

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FEB19883 FEB 1988 2

Photo Archive No. 219.2.1988.02

PS 219. Az 158. Feb. 16, 1988. RFB. Canon AE-1 camera. 35mm WA lens. f:8 1/125 Inf. 2:05 P.M. Robert F. Buttery. Photo taken in same general area but not a perfect match.

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APR20002 APR 2000 2

Photo Archive No. 219.2.2000.04

PS 219. April 24, 2000, 3:45 p.m. Facing southeast. Azimuth 158. Pasture 9. ASA 135, Plus X film. 35mm lens focal length. At 700' south from Road 413, turn east and look for painted top of fence post in pasture fence; 500-600' east of fence; post painted orange on fence and at site. Mesquites alive except foreground gray stems which are large tree in foreground 1941. Eragrostis lehmanniana; scattered burroweed. M. McClaran.

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219_2_2007_03 MAR 2007 2

Photo Archive No. 219.2.2007.03

PS. 219. 28 March 2007. Facing north, Azimuth 18. Pasture 9. Elevation 1258 m. ISO 100, 35mm focal length, Canon 5D Digital Camera. Witness present (bent), camera above. Mesquite alive. Lehmann lovegrass dominant with threeawns, under mesquite find Setaria and Sporobolus cryptandrus. Compared to 2000, less grass now. M. McClaran photographer, A. Nafus assistant.

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219_2_2012_03 MAR 2012 2

Photo Archive No. 219.2.2012.03

PS. 219. 12 March 2012, 2:52 PM. Facing southeast, Azimuth 158. Pasture 9. Elevation 1252 m. ISO 100, 35mm focal length, Canon 5D Mark II Digital Camera. Witness present (bent), camera above. Mesquite alive with some 2011 leaves green. Lehmann lovegrass dominant with threeawns, cottontop and Boers lovegrass and poppies in open; and under mesquite find plains bristlegrass. Compared to 2007, more grass now, but lost sand dropseed. M. McClaran photographer, A. Dalke and K. Hawkes assistants.

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JUL19481 JUL 1948 3

Photo Archive No. 219.3.1948.07

7-48. A48-180. Photo Station 219 First Photo looking west. Scant stand of grass as a result of heavy mesquite growth and current drouth conditions. NOTE: Photo A48-181 also archived under this number but not included on the web page is the same view.

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SEP19511 SEP 1951 3

Photo Archive No. 219.3.1951.09

PS 219. B-51-10. Looking west. 50-32-13 3/4". Repeat of A48-180. Bohning, SRER. 7 Sept. 1951.

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SEP19523 SEP 1952 3

Photo Archive No. 219.3.1952.09

P.S. 219. B-52-33. Looking west. 50-45-13 3/4". Repeat of A-48-180. Bohning SRER. 26 Sept. 1952.

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SEP19531 SEP 1953 3

Photo Archive No. 219.3.1953.09

P.S. 219. B-53-47. Past. 9 near Box Sta. Rd. and Past. 2 fence. Looking to West. 50-45-13 3/4". Repeat of B-52-33. Bohning, SRER. 15 Sept. 1953.

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MAR19841 MAR 1984 3

Photo Archive No. 219.3.1984.03

PS 219. Azimuth 295. March 29, 1984. RFB. Honeywell Pentax 35mm camera. 35mm WA lens. f:11 1/125 20'. 3:10 P.M. Robert F. Buttery. Whether this photo is an exact match with earlier photos is questionable.

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FEB19881 FEB 1988 3

Photo Archive No. 219.3.1988.02

PS 219. Az 295. Feb. 16, 1988. RFB. Canon AE-1 camera. 35mm WA lens. f:8 1/125 Inf. 2:10 P.M. Robert F. Buttery. Whether this photo is an exact match with earlier photos is questionable.

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APR20003 APR 2000 3

Photo Archive No. 219.3.2000.04

PS 219. April 24, 2000, 3:45 p.m. Facing southwest. Azimuth 230. Pasture 9. ASA 135, Plus X film. 35mm lens focal length. At 700' south from Road 413, turn east and look for painted top of fence post in pasture fence; 500-600' east of fence; post painted orange on fence and at site. Mesquite alive except lone tree in right background. Eragrostis lehmanniana. 1984 and 1988 photos looking further north. 2000 photo attempts to match earliest photos. M. McClaran.

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219_3_2007_03 MAR 2007 3

Photo Archive No. 219.3.2007.03

PS. 219. 28 March 2007. Facing southwest, Azimuth 230. Pasture 9. Elevation 1258 m. ISO 100, 35mm focal length, Canon 5D Digital Camera. Witness present (bent), camera above. Mesquite alive, also find a few burroweed and a catlclaw. Prickly pear present. Small Lehmann lovegrass dominant with threeawns, under mesquite find sideoats grama. Compared to 2000, less grass cover but more small Lehmann lovegrass plants now. M. McClaran photographer, A. Nafus assistant.

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219_3_2012_03 MAR 2012 3

Photo Archive No. 219.3.2012.03

PS. 219. 12 March 2012, 2:36 PM. Facing southwest, Azimuth 230. Pasture 9. Elevation 1252 m. ISO 100, 35mm focal length, Canon 5D Digital Camera. Witness present (bent), camera above. Mesquite alive with some 2011 leaves green. Prickly pear and barrel cacti and catclaw acacia present. Lehmann lovegrass dominant with cane beardgrass behind large mesquite; also under mesquite skeleton find sideoats grama; and cottontop, bush muhly under live mesquite. Compared to 2007, much more grass cover and increase in prickly pear size. M. McClaran photographer, A. Dalke and K. Hawkes assistants.

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JUN19484 JUN 1948 4

Photo Archive No. 219.4.1948.06

6-48. A48-30. P.S. 219--looking NW. Scant grass cover. All vegetation dry and closely grazed. SRER. Culley. 10H(3)b.

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JUL19480 JUL 1948 4

Photo Archive No. 219.4.1948.07

7-48. A48-136. P.S. 219. First photo looking NW. Low grass density closely grazed. Agl, Ber, Bro and others. Grass suffering from drought. W.A lens. SRER. Culley. 10H(3)b.

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APR20004 APR 2000 4

Photo Archive No. 219.4.2000.04

PS 219. April 24, 2000, 3:45 p.m. Facing northwest. Azimuth 320. Pasture 9. ASA 135, Plus X film. 35mm lens focal length. At 700' south from Road 413, turn east and look for painted top of fence post in pasture fence; 500-600' east of fence; post painted orange on fence and at site. Not sure this is right spot for this direction. Eragrostis lehmanniana; mesquites in photo are alive. M. McClaran.

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219_4_2007_03 MAR 2007 4

Photo Archive No. 219.4.2007.03

PS. 219. 28 March 2007. Facing northwest, Azimuth 320. Pasture 9. Elevation 1258 m. ISO 100, 35mm focal length, Canon 5D Digital Camera. Witness present (bent), camera above. Mesquite alive, except stumps for the 2 large mesquite in left center of 1948 photo which were probably killed during 1950s experiments. Catclaw in distant left center with new leaves, and some burroweed. Prickly pear and cholla present. Small Lehmann lovegrass dominant with threeawns and Bouteloua aristidoides, under mesquite find sideoats grama and cottontop. Compared to 2000, less grass and cholla dead now. M. McClaran photographer, A. Nafus assistant.

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219_4_2012_03 MAR 2012 4

Photo Archive No. 219.4.2012.03

PS. 219. 12 March 2012, 2:43 PM. Facing northwest, Azimuth 320. Pasture 9. Elevation 1252 m. ISO 100, 35mm focal length, Canon 5D Mark II Digital Camera. Witness present (bent), camera above. Mesquite alive with some 2011 green leaves present, except stumps for the 2 large mesquite in left center of 1948 photo which were probably killed during 1950s experiments. Catclaw in distant left center, and some burroweed. Prickly pear and cholla present. Lehmann lovegrass dominant with threeawns and Bouteloua aristidoides and cottontop in open; and under mesquite find sideoats grama and cottontop. Compared to 2007, much more grass and increase in size of small mesquite. M. McClaran photographer, A. Dalke and K. Hawkes assistants.

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