Address of the State Irrigation Committee to the Fresno and Riverside Irrigation Conventions and the Anti-Riparian Voters of California

Address of the State Irrigation Committee to the Fresno and Riverside Irrigation Conventions and the Anti-Riparian Voters of California

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ... lands have been reduced to cultivation, the water supply for irrigating purposes is a matter of grave concern, what will be the probable proportions of that subject twenty years hence? It is important that the incoming immigration to this State should be correctly advised in reference to the advantages that Sonoma and adjacent counties enjoy in this respect. Here neither drought nor mining debris "molest or make afraid " those dependent on the generous soil for a livelihood. In these advantages alone Sonoma county has a bonanza of greater value than was ever laid bare on the Comstock Lode, for it is as enduring and imperishable as are our rich hills and valleys. With a soil and climate of demonstrated adaptability to the raising of principally all the staple products of either grain or fruit, there is not within the borders of the State a more inviting field for families seeking homes than right here in Old Sonoma. We are possessed of the superior advantages above enumerated, and there is no good reason why we should not profit by them to the extent of quadrupling our population in the next few years. S. F. Examiner. The Slickens Bugaboo. The riparian claquers, after ringing the changes on the " vested rights" 'business, are now trying to raise a false alarm among the people of the northern counties by pretending to discover a Blickens "joker " in the pending irrigation bills as amended by the Senate in Oommittee of the Whole. The lordsof Kern and Kings river swamps, who are the commissaries of the riparian squad and furnish ammunition to the anti-irrigation sharpshooters, would see the noithern half of the State buried in debris, provided their bogs and morasses are not interfered with. The pretense made by them, ...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236577051
  • 9781236577054