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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (4): 536–558.
Published: 01 October 2015
...Julie Courtwright Abstract Rainmaking flourished on the Great Plains during the 1890s drought. A complicated hybrid of sincere belief in science and confidence games, Plains peoples' willingness to place tentative faith in the practice reflected larger insecurities about the advisability...
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Agricultural History (2007) 81 (3): 440–441.
Published: 01 July 2007
...Margaret Sibbitt Rainmakers: A Photographic Story of Center Pivots . The Groundwater Foundation . Copyright 2007 Agricultural History Society 2007 AgriculturHalistory Summer book, like the wine, is expensive, and by limiting herself to one hundred twentypages-further reduced by over...
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Agricultural History (2007) 81 (3): 438–440.
Published: 01 July 2007
... of rainfall. The main character of this story is the center pivot, the colossal skeletal insect like device that is to theHigh Plains what the oil derrick is to petroliferous states such as Texas and Oklahoma. Rainmakers raises thisubiquitous asset of the plains, both obvious and ordinary, to noble relief.And...
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Agricultural History (2016) 90 (4): 549–553.
Published: 01 October 2016
... Carstensen memorial award for the best article submitted to Agricultural History. her article, which appeared in the fall 2015 issue of Agricultural History, is entitled, on the edge of the Possible: artificial rainmaking and the extension of hope on the great Plains. Courtwright is an associate professor...
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Agricultural History (2019) 93 (1): 68–101.
Published: 01 January 2019
... Jenner, Tuapeka Times, Mar. 2, 1881, 3; on the very hearts blood of the colony, see Our Land Laws From a Cockatoo s Point of View, Tuapeka Times, Sept. 2, 1885, 5; Editorial, North Otago Times, Dec. 5, 1889, 2; Editorial, Southland Times, Dec. 5, 1889, 2. 27. Tim McIvor, The Rainmaker: A Biography...
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Agricultural History (2019) 93 (3): 502–519.
Published: 01 July 2019
...; Daniel Ott, Producing a Past: McCormick Harvester and Producer Populists in the 1890s, Agricultural History 88, no. 1 (Winter 2014): 87 119; Julie Courtwright, On the Edge of the Possible: Artificial Rainmaking and the Extension of Hope on the Great Plains, Agricultural History 89, no. 4 (Fall 2015...
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Agricultural History (2010) 84 (4): 479–505.
Published: 01 October 2010
... rificeof beer to the rainmaker therewould be no rain. By Roberts's recollection then, plow agriculture and indigenous religion necessarily assumed an oppositional relationship from the moment Kawadza became the firstAfrican plow owner in that locality.29 Like most missionaries, Roberts felt a plow-based...
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Agricultural History (2022) 96 (3): 342–378.
Published: 01 August 2022
... , no. 11 ( 1940 ): 655 . Courtwright Julie . “ On the Edge of the Possible: Artificial Rainmaking and the Extension of Hope on the Great Plains .” Agricultural History 89 , no. 4 ( 2015 ): 536 – 58 . Cutler John C. “ Address of Welcome .” In Proceedings of the Second Annual...
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Agricultural History (2013) 87 (3): 314–367.
Published: 01 July 2013
... received far more positive critiques. By the early 1900s scientific forestry had expanded greatly since the days when the USDA preferred that the Division of Forestry send seed packets to mollify congressional constituencies or engage in rainmaking experiments. Experimental forests and ranges were...