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Irrigation ditch fed by water from deep-driven wells, Maricopa County, Arizona

Orchard in hillside showing irrigation ditches and erosion in the foreground. Placer County, California

Farmer from Oklahoma who has bought land in Placer County through Federal Land Bank. He is cleaning out an irrigation ditch. California

Irrigation pump at Solomonsville, Arizona

Irrigation at Solomonsville, Arizona

Irrigation ditch leading to farm, Montrose

Yard and house of tenant purchase client showing irrigation system for flowers, trees and lawn. Maricopa County, Arizona

Valley of the Little Colorado River, a section which produces fine range through flood irrigation. Apache County near Springerville, Arizona

Main dam for irrigation water, Santa Clara, Utah

Water for irrigation is pumped in farming section of Solomonsville, Arizona. Crops here are cotton, alfalfa, corn and small grains

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Cows grazing along irrigation ditch, Penasco, New Mexico

Spanish-American washing in irrigation ditch, Chamisal, New Mexico

Diversion of water from main irrigation canal. Bernadillo County, New Mexico

Creek with diversional channel to irrigation ditch on the left, Chamisal. New Mexico

Irrigation gate of canal. Bernadillo County, New Mexico

Pumping water which was excess in irrigating one field to a higher level to be used again for irrigation. Box Elder County, Utah

Roosevelt Dam showing small amount of impounded water because of extended drought. This is the main source of water for irrigation in the Salt River Valley. Gila County, Arizona

Beersheba, one of the Wells of Abraham, surmounted with irrigation wheel

Beersheba, one of the Wells of Abraham, surmounted with irrigation wheel

Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Negatives

Spanish-American woman washing in irrigation ditch, Chamisal, New Mexico

Irrigation water for Concho, Arizona, is furnished by a large spring several miles above the town

Deep water well that flows into the irrigation ditch. Irrigation is necessary for the raising of all crops in this section, Maricopa County, Arizona

Irrigation at Solomonsville, Arizona

Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Negatives

Santa Clara River, main source of water supply for irrigation for the town of Santa Clara, Utah. See general caption

Farmer banking irrigation ditches with sacks. Placer County, California. See caption for 38438D

Irrigation water flowing from ditch through weed guard to pipe line. Ccooperative water facilities project, Washington County, Utah

Irrigation at Solomonsville, Arizona

Main dam for irrigation water, Santa Clara, Utah

Rancher feeding hay which was raised through flood irrigation in the Little Colorado River Valley. Apache County near Springerville, Arizona

Farmstead and irrigation ditch on outskirts of Logan, Utah

Irrigation at Solomonsville, Arizona

Irrigation water for Concho, Arizona, is furnished by a large spring several miles above the town

The start of flood irrigation on the hay fields in the valley of the Little Colorado River Valley. After these fields are so irrigated the cattle are driven to the mountains for summer pasturage while the hay grows and matures. Apache County near Springerville, Arizona

FSA (Farm Security Administration) cooperative waterwheel. Water is used for irrigation. Near Littlefield, Mohave County, Arizona

One of main irrigation canals. Bernadillo County, New Mexico

Cows and irrigation ditch by side of the road. Penasco, New Mexico. Drinking water in many of these Spanish-American towns comes from unprotected irrigation ditches

Old Spanish-American woman washing wool in irrigation ditch, Chamisal, New Mexico

Irrigation ditch carried across an arroyo. Taos County, near Dixon, New Mexico

Main dam at Concho, Arizona. This is about twenty five years old and impounds the water which comes from a series of springs and which is used for irrigation

Main irrigation ditches follow the hillsides from Roosevelt Dam. Gila County, Arizona

Tailing pit of active gold mine in the valley of the Animas River, San Juan County, Colorado. Ranchers and farmers who want to use water for irrigation in the lower valley have always attempted to force the mine and mill operators to keep the tailings from polluting the streams; however, without much success

Old copy of El Paso Morning Times, about 1914, describing advantages of Elephant Butte Dam project and agricultural possibilities of Las Cruces and Mesilla Valley under irrigation. The paper was found on the walls of an abandoned house at Georgetown, New Mexico

Member of FSA (Farm Security Administration) cooperative pipe line used for irrigation purposes. Saint George, Washington County, Utah

Fruit farmer clearing out irrigation ditch. Placer County, California. Irrigated farming is a new thing to this man who migrated from Oklahoma and has now bought a farm through the Federal Land Bank. Fruit farmers in this section are fast losing their farms due to long indebtedness to Federal Land Bank and many farms are being bought by Okies and Japanese who, because of lower living standards and willingness to grow gardens, cows and pigs instead of specializing exclusively in fruit, have a chance to make a go of the farms.

Beersheba, one of the Wells of Abraham, surmounted with irrigation wheel

Irrigation water reservoir of FSA (Farm Security Administration) clients. Washington County, Utah

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Detail of a main irrigation ditch in Maricopa County, Arizona

Rancher feeding hay which was raised through flood irrigation in the Little Colorado River Valley. Apache County near Springerville, Arizona

Valley of the Little Colorado River, a section which produces fine range through flood irrigation. Apache County near Springerville, Arizona

Irrigation at Solomonsville, Arizona

Reservoir of water used for irrigation. Washington County, Utah

The start of flood irrigation on the hay fields in the valley of the Little Colorado River Valley. After these fields are so irrigated the cattle are driven to the mountains for summer pasturage while the hay grows and matures. Apache County near Springerville, Arizona

Hydroelectric plant of city of Logan, Utah. The streams flowing from the mountains provide water for power and irrigation

Irrigation at Solomonsville, Arizona

Irrigation ditch in Box Elder County, Utah

Main irrigation canal and gates. Maricopa County, Arizona

Sheep watering at irrigation ditch. Danberg Ranch, Douglas County, Nevada

Irrigation at Solomonsville, Arizona

Water in irrigation canal. Bernalillo County, New Mexico

Spanish-American woman washing wool in irrigation ditch, Chamisal, New Mexico. Raw wool is used to stuff matresses

Plastering adobe house and washing near irrigation ditch, Chamisal, New Mexico

One of the main irrigation canals. Bernalillo, New Mexico

Cows grazing along irrigation ditch, Penasco, New Mexico

Child tending cows grazing along irrigation ditch, Penasco, New Mexico

Irrigation water crossing ditch in hollowed out log. Trampas, New Mexico

Deep well and pump house at side of irrigation ditch, Maricopa County, Arizona

One of the main irrigation canals. Bernalillo, New Mexico

Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Negatives

Arizona photographs - Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph.

Galilee trip. Saffourieh (near Nazareth). Saforis (Sepphoris). Irrigation canal

Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Negatives

Irrigation at Solomonsville, Arizona

Farmer banking irrigation ditches with sacks. Placer County, California. See caption for 38438D

FSA (Farm Security Administration) cooperative waterwheel. Water is used for irrigation. Near Littlefield, Mohave County, Arizona

Irrigation pipe. Placer County, California

FSA (Farm Security Administration) cooperative waterwheel. Water is used for irrigation. Near Littlefield, Mohave County, Arizona

Rocks in the Uncompahgre River Valley, Ouray County, Colorado. Water from this river is used for irrigation and gold mining and milling operations

Irrigation ditch. Solomonsville, Arizona

Palm-lined sidewalk at Tempe, Arizona. Irrigation combined with tropical heat produces a luxuriant growth in this section

Main street in Springerville, Arizona. Springerville is the center of good ranching area where flood irrigation is used to cultivate hay crops

Irrigation at Solomonsville, Arizona

Rancher feeding hay to cattle. Apache County near Springerville, Arizona. Rancher feeding hay which was raised through flood irrigation in the Little Colorado River Valley

Woman washing clothes at deep well which also feeds the irrigation ditch, Maricopa County, Arizona. This water comes out of the ground hot enough for laundry purposes

Irrigation at Solomonsville, Arizona

Haystack and barn of Jo Webster, farmer in El Camino district, Tehema County, California. He owns twenty-five acres but owes money on irrigation bonds. He rents an additional fifteen acres. He has about twenty dairy cows, poultry and raises his own alfalfa

Members of cooperative irrigation project. Washington County, Utah

Washing in irrigation ditch, Chamisal, New Mexico

Washing off the plastering trowel in the irrigation ditch, Chamisal, New Mexico

Majordomo, who has charge of irrigation water rights and problems, Chamisal, New Mexico.

Spanish-American boy playing in irrigation ditch, Chamisal, New Mexico

Hollowed-out logs used for transporting irrigation waters across ditch. Trampas, New Mexico

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Irrigation ditch flows across road at entrance to Chamisal, New Mexico

Irrigation diversion dam on the Rio Grande, Taos County, New Mexico

Irrigation ditch flows across road at entrance to Chamisal, New Mexico

Beersheba, one of the Wells of Abraham, surmounted with irrigation wheel

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