Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 82003689
Historic Name FIRST SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICT DEDICATION SITE
Description of Significance THIS SITE INCLUDES THE GROUNDS AND DEMONSTRATION SITE FOR THE FIRST SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICT IN THE UNITED STATES, THE MCINTOSH COUNTY SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICT. THIS 40 ACRE SITE MARKED THE BEGINNING OF THE PRACTICE OF EXTENSIVE SOIL CONSERVATION ON PRIVATELY OWNED FARMS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES. IT REPRESENTED THE FIRST CONCENTRATED EFFORT IN THIS COUNTRY TO CONSERVE SOIL AND WATER, IN AN ATTEMPT TO REGAIN PRODUCTIVITY AND USE OF SOME OF THE MOST ACUTELY ERODED LAND IN THE STATE. LISTED IN NATIONAL REGISTER 9/20/1982.
Current Name CLAUDE BESS FARM
Address 2 MILES WEST AND 1 1/2 MILES NORTH OF CITY
City EUFAULA VICINITY
County MCINTOSH
Lot
Block
Current Section S 1/2 OF NW 1/4 OF SE 1/4 AND NORTH 1/2 OF SW 1/4 OF SE 1/4 OF SECTION 28
Township 10N
Range 16E
Type SITE
Historic Function AGRICULTURE/SUBSISTENCE
Current Function AGRICULTURE/SUBSISTENCE
Area Signficance 1 AGRICULTURE
Area Significance 2 CONSERVATION
Date Prepared AUGUST 1980
Year Built 1938
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder UNKNOWN
Architectural Style N/A
Roof Material N/A
Wall Material N/A
Window Material N/A
Door Material N/A
Decorative Details
Condition EXCELLENT
Comments
Restricted N