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Ditches Across the Desert: Irrigation in the Lower Pecos Valley

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This book illuminates the myriad personalities and interests that combined and clashed over the Pecos Valley reservoirs and canals. Many Americans, including western lawmakers, considered irrigation to be America at its best. Wealthy easterners invested in its development in the great traditions of American capitalism. Farmers laboring side by side to transform the desert into productive cropland represented the ideals of Jeffersonian yeoman democracy. These people, and the change of the Pecos Valley from rustic cattle ...

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Ditches Across the Desert: Irrigation in the Lower Pecos Valley
2019, Texas Tech University Press, Lubbock, TX

ISBN-13: 9781682830291

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Ditches Across the Desert: Irrigation in the Lower Pecos Valley
2003, Texas Tech University Press, Lubbock, TX

ISBN-13: 9780896725096

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