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in lis Favored Section SVSay Be" Witnessed-Agriculture Under irrigation
Carried to lite HigSiest Degree of PerfectionThe Hbmeseeker Coming to
This Land of Promise.
So niuch lias been said about irrigation in recent
years that it hardly seems necessary to speak of the ben
efits of irrigated farming. The United States govern
ment is annually spending 'millions of dollars in recl'aim
ing the arid portions of the west by this method. Yet
few people in this country are familiar with or have
stopped to consider the extent to which artificial irriga
tion has been carried or the large proportion of the agri
cultural products of the ' world which have been and are
being grown under this system. In India 10,000.000 acres
of irrigated land are under irrigation, over 4,000,000 in
Italy, and a large part of the lands of Europe must be
irrigated' to produce good crops. On an irrigated farm in
the El Paso Valley the malnng ot a crop is not a matter
of chance. The results are sure. In the corn states of
Illinois and Iowa and wheat states of Minnesota and
Dakota the yield would on the average almost be doubled
if the rainfall could only be controlled and a sufficient
amount assured at just the right time. A -week's drouth
at a critical time in the life of the plant destroys its vi
tality and reduces the yield. A severe storm at another
period in its growth destroys the crop. Even in the safest
rain belt section farming is a precarious occupation. An
irrigated farm in the El Paso Valley does not wear out.
The land is fertilized at the same time it is watered. The
silt and material brought in by the water enriches the
soil and keeps it fertile. Irrigation is .just the reverse of
draining. A flow of water is led from the mountain
streams to dams and ditches that carry the water to ad
joining lands, (and from the ditches each individual
farmer carries water in his laterals to his own land,
spreading it on the land as needed, and shutting it off
when not needed. jSJorthern and eastern farmers will
readily understand the value of controlling water supply
as our farmers owning irrigated lands do. Bain does no
damage to hay nor the crops, rain does not delay cultiva
tion or harvesting. It is because the El Paso Valley
farmer can control and regulate moisture on his irrigated
farm and because of the perpetual sunshine giving light
and heat to all vegetation that the valley lands produce
everything in abundance.
In speaking of the products of this valley, wc first
2nention alfalfa. "We do this because a fanner going into
a new country naturally wants to know what he can cul
tivate with the least expense that will find a ready mar
ket and yield him good returns for his monev and his
labor invested. There is a large demand for all the
alfalfa that can be raised, and as the country develops
the demand will grow larger. Mining and stock interests
create a great demand for this staple crop, with no fear
that the supply will ever exceed the demand. The de
velopment of irrigation and the demonstration of the
great returns under it has naturally raised the price of
land in the vicinity of El Paso to fair figures, but which
is not high, considering the fact tl it produces twice
as much as the same priced lands in the states.
"With irrigation and proper cultivation, all of the land
is innnensery fertile, producing big crops of alfalfa, fruit,
cantaloupes and other paying crops. Xo other section of
the United States offers such a field for profitable invest
ment in land where the use of money and energr gives
such returns in salable crops as does the El Paso Valley.
The farming and horticultural features of this valley are
its strongest points and have immense possibilities of
profit. The absence of storms and blizzards and the mild
ness of the climate give the El Paso Valley the title "The
Land of Sunshine.' Here lies the secret of the rapid
growth of vegetation when these fertile valley lands are
put under irrigation. One not accustomed to this rapid
growth, under the conditions of pure air, sunshine and
Facts About El Paso, Texas
El Paso has 35 miles of street car lines.
El Paso has 20 miles of Bitulithic paved streets;
El Paso city has an assessed valuation of $30,000,000.
El Paso has eight railroads and a $500,000 union pas
- senger terminal.
El Paso has 25 mail carriers, and the postoffice re
ceipts last year were $108,000.
El Paso has never had a sunstroke, a j)anie, or a strike
that tied up any industry.
El Paso is one of the most important ports of entry
and export in the United States.
El Paso has the best lighted business district of any
city in Texas. See for yourself tonight.
El Paso railroads handled 600,000 cars in the local
yards last year and their payrolls aggregate $3,000,000.
El Paso will invest $2,500,000 in new buildings this
year and invest $2,500,000 more in improvements and in
El Paso has seven banks, four national and three
state, with a combined capital of over .-$2,000,000 and de-.
posits' of $10,000,000. - - - . .
El Paso has $600,000 invested in school buildings and
grounds, and $25,000 in manual training and domestic
El Paso is the center of a tract of 225,000 acres of
land that will be irrigated by a $10,000,000 dam which the
government is now iDuilding.
El Paso has three steam fire engines, five combina
tion hose and chemical wagons, one automobile combina
tion wagon and extension ladder truck.
water when needed, can not conceive what is to be accom
plished by irrigation ail vegetation grows twice as fast
as when it depends on rain and is retarded by drouth, cool,
cloudy and variable weather. The El Paso Valley farm
ers, being from 1200 to 1500 miles nearer to the eastern
markets than are the California farmers and having a
fruiting season from four to seven weeks earlier, are able
to place a large part of their farm products on the market
at fancy prices before their Pacific coast competitors be
gin shipping. Conceding land to be most valuable where
the cultivation of the soil affords the highest net returns per
acre, it is obvious that the land in the El Paso Valley is
intrinsically worth more than the best land in California
and, considering the early fruiting season and perfect
climate unequalled for "healthfulhess the wonderful
fertility of the soil, the abundance of water, it is equally
obvious that farming in the El Paso Valley may literally
be made an exact science entirely devoid of uncertainty.
The markets for the products of the valley are above
the average of those in other communities. With El Paso
a rapidly growing city, the valley has a market in itself
that can use all the valley produces. At present nine
tenths of the produce shipped into El Paso from California
could just as well be grown in this valley and the money
kept at home. For the man who will attend to his busi
ness, as happy a life and as sure a means of earning a com
fortable livelihood as any place in the world is offered in
the El Paso Valley, while there is little doubt but that he
can achieve independence in the course of ten Years. If
happiness is the true aim of life, the man who will come
to this valley and make it his home has every reason to
be contented and every hope of gaining prosperity. As
an agrieiiltural proposition the El Paso Vailev is unsur
passed, while the fruit grower will find conditions here
he never thought to find elsewhere. Peach trees bear the
second year from planting and some varieties of apple
trees at the same age, and nowhere does fruit grow that
surpasses that of the valley in beauty and flavor nor is
there any danger of fruit grown here being damaged bv
drouth or excessive wet. No blight to pears, no mildew
for grapes, no borers nor yellows for peaches, but all grow
to perfection. The finest grapes, far superior to whatCal
ifornia produces, are grown in this wonderful valley.
They are much richer in saccharine and also:verv much
thinner skinned, making the finest raisins and the'richest
wines. In fact and truth, it is an agricultural and horti
cultural El Dorado, and its natural destinv is to be one of
the most thickly populated and highlv developed vallevs
to be found anywhere in the United States and one of the
richest in point of production. To it are coming good,
stead-, industrious northern and eastern farmers. It
offers a golden opportunity to such and there is room for
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AUSTIN & MARR, Caples Bldg., El Paso, Texas.
WM. MOELLER, Herald Bldg., El Paso, Texas.
A. P. COLES & BEOS., 204 N. Oregon St., El Paso, Texas.
HATTON REALTY CO., City Nat'l. Bank Building, El
NEWMAN INVESTMENT CO., 226 Mesa Ave., El Paso,
FELIX MARTINEZ, 14 Plaza Block, El Paso, Texas.
LONE STAR LAND CO., 213 Texas St., El Paso, Texas.
MATHEWS & DYER, 117 N. Stanton St., EfPaso, Texas.
PENCE BROS., 217 Texas St., ElPaso, Texas.
ANDERSON-BENNETT REALTY CO., 27-28 Bassett-
Edwards Block, El Paso, Texas.
D. G. HEINEMAN, 207 Mills St., El Paso, Texas.
H. L. HOWELL, Herald Building, El Paso, Texas.
MAPLE & CO., 209 Mesa Ave., El Paso, Texas.
LATTA & KAPPER, 207 Mesa Ave., El Paso, Texas.
J. R. FISK, Trust Bldg., El Paso, Texas.
CASSIDY & DAVIDSON, 211 Mills St., El Paso, Texas.
BTTCHOZ & SCHUSTER, Caples Bldg., El Paso, Texas.
JOSEPHUS BOGGS, 15 Morgan Buldg., El Paso, Texas.
R. C. BAILEY LAND CO., OrndorS Bldg., 306 Mesa Ave.,
El Paso, Texas.
LOOMIS BROS., 202 Texas St., El Paso, Texas.
PETERMAN & LANSDEN REALTY CO., Yslefca, Texas.