TPSL Throw Back Thursday Conan T Wood, Jr.

Throwback Thursday #TBT 3-16-2016

For today's Throwback Thursday #TBT we celebrate the life and career of Conan T. Wood, Jr.  

A Rio Grande native with over 51 years of service to the lab, Wood retired in June of 2010 after a stretch of management positions at the lab and passed away December 9th, 2010 aged a full 91 years.  

Shown here in this picture, Mr. Wood is performing soil texture testing by hand - determining finite degrees of soil texture by touch and feel - a singular talent he acquired through decades of studying and testing soil.

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