Geography of Denton County Page: 49
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DENTON COUNTY AS A WHOLE
to deliver some lectures dealing particularly with ter-
raced lines on stubble fields.
The school instruction was devoted to
1. Testing the farm level.
2. Selection of best outlets to carry water away.
3. Selection of the location for first upper terrace.
4. Spacing of terraces. (Measure the average slope
of the land in feet per hundred feet, then add two feet
to this slope, take one-half of the sum or less as the
drop between terraces.)
After the two-day school of instruction, several ter-
racing demonstrations were held on various farms in
It is said that if there is a fall of more than four
inches to 100 feet, terraces are needed. When water
which runs from a farm is muddy, the farmer should
consider such as sufficient evidence for the building of'
terraces. Conservation of farm lands should have a
major place in every farmer's program. It is said that
more than one-half of-the profit made on unterraced
land in Denton county is being washed away. The
county agent, in 1929, stated that the terraced land in
Denton county increased crop production from $2 to
$10 per acre. Sandy land, being porous, is easy to wash
and this type of farm, especially, should be terraced.
The county has 235 square miles of sandy land. This
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Cowling, Mary Jo. Geography of Denton County, book, 1936; Dallas, Tex.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth90885/m1/64/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Denton Public Library.