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A View of a Portion of Konza Prairie, 1,000 Acres of Virgin Tallgrass Prairie near Manhattan, Kansas...08/1974 | by The U.S. National Archives
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A View of a Portion of Konza Prairie, 1,000 Acres of Virgin Tallgrass Prairie near Manhattan, Kansas...08/1974

Original Caption: A View of a Portion of Konza Prairie, 1,000 Acres of Virgin Tallgrass Prairie near Manhattan, Kansas. Although the Picture Was Taken in August During a Summer of Extreme Drought, the Prairie Remains Green Because Its Grass Roots Grow So Deep. The Native Tall Grasses Retain 18 Times the Moisture of Cultivated Grasses Such as Wheat, Corn and Bluegrass. One Acre of Native Tallgrass Releases the Same Amount of Moisture as a 70-Ton Air Conditioner. Baldwin's Ironweed, Seen in the Foreground, Is a Common Tallgrass Prairie Plant 08/1974

 

U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 412-DA-14737

 

Photographer: Duncan, Patricia D., 1932-

 

Subjects:

Manhattan (Riley county, Kansas, United States) inhabited place

Environmental Protection Agency

Project DOCUMERICA

 

strong>Persistent URL: catalog.archives.gov/id/557189

 

Repository: Still Picture Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-S), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001.

 

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Access Restrictions: Unrestricted

Use Restrictions: Unrestricted

 

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