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JUL19480 JUL 1948 1

Photo Archive No. 244.1.1948.07

7-48. A48-142. P.S. 244 first photo. East of road about 1/3 of the way through the pasture from Box Canyon. Looking east. Fair density but much of it seems dying from the drought. Bch, Hbe, and other grasses, very closely grazed. SRER. Culley. 10H(3)b.

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NOV19500 NOV 1950 1

Photo Archive No. 244.1.1950.11

11/50. R-225. Santa Rita Exp. Range. Photo points. Photo Station 244. H.G. Reynolds. 10H(3)b.

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SEP19520 SEP 1952 1

Photo Archive No. 244.1.1952.09

P.S. 244. B-52-22. Looking East. Pasture 10 near Ruelas Ranch road. 40-32-13 3/4". Repeat of A-48-142. Bohning, SRER. 19 Sept. 1952.

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JUN19530 JUN 1953 1

Photo Archive No. 244.1.1953.06

P.S. 244. B-53-7. Pasture 10 on Upper Helvetia Rd. Looking East. 40-64-13 3/4". Repeat of A48-142. Bohning, SRER. 12 June 1953.

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SEP19530 SEP 1953 1

Photo Archive No. 244.1.1953.09

P.S. 244. B-53-52. Past. 10 on Upper Helvetia Rd. Looking to East. 45-45-13 3/4". Repeat of A-48-142. Bohning, SRER. 15 Sept. 1953.

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JUN19540 JUN 1954 1

Photo Archive No. 244.1.1954.06

P.S. 244. B-54-18. Past 10 looking to East. 50-45-13 3/4". Repeat of A-48-142. Bohning, SRER. 22 June 1954.

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SEP19540 SEP 1954 1

Photo Archive No. 244.1.1954.09

P.S. 24. B-54-54. Past. 10, looking to East. 45-45-13 3/4". Repeat of A-48-142. Bohning, SRER. 10 Sept. 54.

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JUN19551 JUN 1955 1

Photo Archive No. 244.1.1955.06

P.S. 244. B-55-16. Past 10, on upper Helvetia Rd., looking East. 1/50-f45-55'. Repeat of A-48-142. Bohning, SRER. 20 June 1955.

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SEP19550 SEP 1955 1

Photo Archive No. 244.1.1955.09

P.S. 244. B-55-67. Past 10, on upper Helvetia Rd. looking East. 1/40-f45-45'. Repeat of A-48-142. Bohning, SRER. 19 Sept. 1955.

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JUN19560 JUN 1956 1

Photo Archive No. 244.1.1956.06

B-56-26. 6/20/56. SRER, P.S. 244 to East. Past. 10. Repeat of A-48-142 (1/50-f.22-25').

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NOV19560 NOV 1956 1

Photo Archive No. 244.1.1956.11

B-56-157. 11/6/56. SRER, P.S. 244 to East. Past. 10. Repeat of A-48-142. (1/50-f.22-45').

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JAN19880 JAN 1988 1

Photo Archive No. 244.1.1988.01

PS-244. Azimuth 80. Jan. 8, 1988. RFB. Canon AE-1 35mm camera. 35mm WA lens. Robert F. Buttery.

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JUL19991 JUL 1999 1

Photo Archive No. 244.1.1999.07

PS 244. July 20, 1999. Facing east. Azimuth 80. No witness post present. K. Widmer.

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244_1_2007_04 APR 2007 1

Photo Archive No. 244.1.2007.04

PS. 244. 02 April 2007. Facing east, Azimuth 90. Pasture 10. Elevation 1285 m. ISO 100, 35mm focal length, Canon 5D Digital Camera. No witness present, rock cairn constructed, camera above. Mesquite alive, Calliandra in leaf and flower, graythorn 30m behind foreground mesquite. Barrel and prickly pear cacti. Dasylirion and Nolina far left behind foreground mesquite. Agave distant center. Mimosa biuncifera far left and right. Lehmann lovegrass dominant, also find sprucetop grama. Good match with 1948 and 1950s photos based on rocks in foreground. Current foreground mesquite possibly present in earlier photos as very small plant. Large trees in early photos are present today in background. Compared to 1999, less grass, and more cholla and barrel cacti. M. McClaran photographer, C. McMurtry assistant.

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244_1_2011_03 MAR 2011 1

Photo Archive No. 244.1.2011.03

PS. 244. 16 March 2011. 4:25 PM. Facing east, Azimuth 80. Pasture 10. Elevation 1270 m. ISO 100, 35 mm focal length, Canon 5D Mark II Digital Camera. No witness present, rock cairn constructed (now near edge of road cut), camera above. Mesquite alive, Calliandra common. Graythorn 30m behind foreground mesquite. Barrel and prickly pear cacti. Dasylirion and Nolina far left behind foreground mesquite. Agave distant center with inflorescence from last summer. Mimosa dysocarpa far left and right. Lehmann lovegrass dominant, also find sprucetop grama. Good match with 1948 and 1950s photos based on rocks in foreground. Current foreground mesquite possibly present in earlier photos (at least 1954) as very small plant. Large trees in early photos are present today in background. Compared to 2007, more grass; one less barrel and prickly pear decline. M. McClaran photographer, A. Dalke assistant.

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