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Central Great Plains Field Station

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1907. 4.5 miles east of Akron on U.S. 34

The U.S. Office of Dry-Land Agricultural Investigations established this facility as the Akron Dry-Land Field Station. The staff planted 5,000 trees in the county and introduced drought-resistant strains of grain, particularly winter wheat. Three combined office and laboratory four-squares with pedimented dormers and wide, columned porches, numerous barns and sheds, and a 1975 administration building occupy the 64-acre tract.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Central Great Plains Field Station", [Akron, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-WS07.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 272-272.

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