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Woodville Canal Company, West side of Snake River (River Mile 796), Woodville, Bingham County, ID

Woodville Canal Company, West side of Snake River (River Mile 796), Woodville, Bingham County, ID

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Significance: The Woodville Canal Company represents one of the few remaining small-scale canal companies operating in eastern Idaho that continues to be administered and managed by district farmers. The Woodville Canal was planned and constructed over a 5-year period, beginning in 1891, by area settlers near Woodville, Idaho. Construction of the diversion dam and canal provided a stable water supply to an area of semi-arid land and resulted in the agricultural development and settlement of the area.
Survey number: HAER ID-9
Building/structure dates: 1891- 1896 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1915-1917 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1919 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1929 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1955 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: ca. 1960 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1962 Subsequent Work



Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Shelley , J F
Christensen , E Milton
Woodville Canal Company
Shelley Power & Light Company
Yearby, Jean P, transmitter
Bonham, Gene, photographer
Simmons, Alexy, historian




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