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eastern and northern farmers. There is a settled idea
1 among them thsfc the necessity for irrigation is a draw
f back. It is not necessary to tell anyone who has resided
in the Rio Grande Valley of El Paso, Texas, even for a
brief period, of the benefits of irrigation. They are too
I manifest. The greatest results in agriculture and hor
i ticulture ar obtained by irrigation in regions of continu
ous sunsnme, where the process of growth is kept up
without the interruption of cold and cloudy days. Such
conditions, with the addition of water, are" ideal for the
rapid development of vegetable life. Success hinges on
the supply of water, both for early and late irrigation.
"With the assurance of sufficient water, the irrigating
farmer may become the most prosperous' farmer in the
world. Success under such conditions becomes a mathemat
ical certainty. The farmer wito embarks' in his calling on
fan irrigated farm in the Mo GTande Valley can calculate
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vest Tinder intelligent cultivation and what revenue he will
derive from his land. This certainty of success has been
sufficient to attract many thoughtful and ambitious men
to the valley lands, who are being followed by others who,
through publicity, are becoming acquainted with what the
valley offers the industrious farmer in this land of oppor
; tunity. Parming by irrigation is the ideal method of agri-
culture. If the farmer be the owner of an unfailing water
1 supply, ho is able to produce all the field and orchard
- products suited to this latitude at a less cost in time and
I labor than any farmer anywhere under conditions such as
prevail in the eastern and central states. In the Bio
I Grande Valley and under the irrigation ditches he is inde
! pendent of weather conditions, and all crops are reason
f ably sure if he gives them the care that good practice re
3 quires. It is impossible to imagine families more inde-
pendent than those who are e3tablshed on irrigated farms.
Under analysis such a condition makes a close approach
to the ideaL
People who have cut the tap roots that held them in
their northern and eastern homes and have transplanted
themselves to the irrigating- regions of the southwest.
I have become quickly weaned of their longines to return to
f their former abode. This fact is for those who are afraid
I they won't like it. Those few exceptions who have pulled
J up tueir nzw stases. and have gone back to their former
naunt8 almost without exception come trailing back to
I the southwest declaring that the east was not what it was,
taeir icteas havmg changed.
Wnen you contemplate a lake 40 miles long with
ezxragn water in it to drown three small states and
I swelled besides by a river that feeds on the snow of the
J Rockies, which will be created by the Elephant Butte dam,
I now under construction, it does not take much assurance
oft engineers to convmee one that there will be enough
I water there for the irrigation of the 180,000 acres of land
I bating rights under this system, making it possible for
thousands of those who now reside in the snow bound re-
gione, where the blizzards grip the land in ice clutches
j in the winter and the humidity makes one -gasp like a fish
oot of water in the summer, to procure homes in the sunny,
temperate Bio Grande Valley a land where the frost
never -damages in the colder months and the dryness of
"Hie atmosphere in the summer precludes the possibility
of the distressing "steam bath.".
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unrestrained, the husbandman may spend his days and
4 employ his energies upon farms having an adequate - and
perpetual supply of water, where there will be no crop
failures caused by drouths, no sunstrokes, blizzards or
cyclones, and where one can plant with an assurance of
realizing a full reward for one's labor.
To live in his region means a delightful existence.
Health attends the residents and the greatest returns are
.received for the minimum ratio of toil. The building and
operation of the proposed electric railway, with its swiftly
moving trains, down the valley will be realized. The im
mense water power to be created at the dam and along the
canals will generate electricity for its operation. As the
Elephant Butte reservoir will be the largest artificial
body of water in the world, a sight that every tourist will
want to see, there is every reason why Elephant Butte
will become one of the most attractive pleasure resorts in
" Earirring by irrigation in the Bio Grande Valley, in
which a man of moderate means can engage, is the best
and. surest business. Eirst, he has his home and living
from his own acres. The surplus is "velvet." That sur
plus is whatever he may wish to make it. Water makes
crops sure. The N farmer here runs no chances.
A little farm well tilled in the Bio Grande
Valley of El Paso will insure a comfortable living and a j
competency. There are homes for 10,000 farmers within
two hours5 ride of El Paso in the Bio Grande Valley, and
the fanner and investor can make no mistake in buying
a farm or lands in the valley, lands that are remarkably
productive, as proved by the fruitful farms already in
cultivation, where men have become prosperous by grow
ing alfalfa, orchard and garden fruits and the hardy prod
ucts of the north. v
The Yuma Oountv Water Users' Association of
Yuma, Arizona, say: "Claims of 160 acres sold here five
years ago for $500 to $1500. When the government pro
ject is finished ve expect to see land jump to $100 per
acre, and in five years to $200 per acre.
The1 Umatilla Biver Water Users' Association of
Hermiston, Ore., say that five years ago a private ditch
company reclaimed a small portion of land and the water j
right for $60 per acre. Two years ago government engi
neers investigated the proposition with the result that
$1,000,000 was loaned to the Water Users' Association
Which will complete a system of canals to irrigate 20,000
acres. Land is now selling from $50 to $200 per acre and
some of it at $600 per acre.
The Payette Boise Water Users' Association of Cald
well, Idaho, state that land has doubled in value in the
last three years and is now worth $150 tof $200 per acre.
Where special attention has been given to orchards the
land is worth $500 per acre.
Lands in the vicinity of Burley, Idaho, range in value
from $60 to $100 per acre. Three to five years ago $10 to
$40 per acre.
Land near Carlsbad, IsTew Mexico, sold in 1904 for $20
per acre. These lands are now worth $75 to $125 per
acre. .The government co"mpleted an irrigation system
just north ot Carlsbad at a cost of $600,000.
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acre, which is twice the amount paad three to five years
The Elephant Butte Water Users' Association of Las ,
Cruces, N. M., report that land is now worth from $100 t ,
$150 per acre. A few years ago this land belonged to i&e
government and could be entered at $1.25 per acre.
The Okanogan Water Users' Association of Okano
gan, Washington, state-that irrigated lands are worth
$100 to $200 per acre without improvements, live years
ago this land could have been entered at $10 to $20 per ,
acre. No person can have more than 40 acres.
The Sunnyside Water Users' Association of Wash
ington report that irrigated lands in their vicinity are.
worth $300 per acre. Fruit lands sell rapidly at $1000 per
acre. ' Five years ago land in the Sunnyside district couM
be bought for $30 per" acre.
The Strawberry Valley Water Users' Association of
Payson, Utah,- report that irrigated lands are now worth
$50 per acre. Fruit lands $200 to $250 per acre. A few
years ago the land could be bought for $15 per acre.
In the YakTma" Valley of Washington irrigated lands
are worth $85 to $1000 per acre. About ,000 acres of
land belong to the government. The water right costs
$60 per acre, payable in ten installments. Private lands ,
can be bought f 6r $25 per acre and government land 'can
be entered for $1.25 per acre. Pour or five years ago ibd
land could be purchased at about one-fifth of its present t
At Goodine:, Idaho, the Manning Realty Co. a&ver- j
tises land unimproved at $200 to $360. "The land will not I
be sold to a speculator," says ine ad. "To the man who
buys and improves it and builds a home. You must enter ,
into a contract to reside on the land one year from date of
purchase. No more than twenty (20) acres wfil be soM
to one person." , l
The Yakima Land Co. of North Yakima, Wash., ad
' .vertises in a recent edition ef the Yakima Daily Repub
lic as follows:
"We are putting our choice holdings in the Cowiehe 4
Valley on the market at the phenomenal low price of $200
an acre in ten-acre tracts." Think of $200 as compared
with the low price asked for El Paso Valley land.
The Arcadia Orchards Co. of Spokane advertises a
limited amount of land at $400 an acre. The Her Invest
ment Co. of North Yakima have $250 raw lands for sale
near Yakima. Grape land in the Presno, California, dis
trict costs $125 an acre-up, unimproved, according to nu
merous land ads issued on that district. The Bitter Root
I Valley Irrigation Co. of Montana is -selling, unimproved
land especially adapted to apple growing -at s&uu an acre.
j vTheir lands are nearly all sold.
Raw lands under the Tieton project in Washington i
now sell for $150 per acre, including water, according to
the Tieton Water Users' Association.
Unimproved fruit lands can be purchased in the
Union Gap Valley of Washington for $275 to $325 per
acre, according to P. S. Weed, secretarv of the Irrigation
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NEWMAN INVESTMENT CO., 226 Mesa Ave., El Paso,
AUSTIN & MARR, Caples Bldg., El Paso, Texas.
A. P. COLES & BROS., 204 N. Oregon St., El Paso, Texas.
WM. MOELLER, Herald Bldg., El Paso, Texas.
MAPLE & CO., 209 Mesa Ave., El Paso. Texas.
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LOOMIS BROS., 202 Texas St., El Paso, Texas.
LATTA & -HAPPER, 207 Mesa Ave., El Paso, Texas.
MATHEWS-CHAMPLIN REALTY CO., 117 N. Stanton
St., El Paso, Texas.
BUCHOZ & SCHUSTER, Caples Bldg., El Paso, Texas.
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ANDERSON-FILLER REALTY CO., 27-28 Bassett-
Edwards Block, El Paso, Texas.
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HATTON REALTY CO., City Nat'l. Bank Building, El
LONE STAR LAND CO., 213 Texas St., El Paso, Texas.
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JOSEPHTJS BOGGS, 15 Morgan Bldg., El Paso, Tex.
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