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Imperial press. (Imperial, Cal.) 1901-1901, June 01, 1901, Image 8

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I jJ^ouWantaliomc tll^Southcrn California| |
M At the Government Price of $1.25 per Acre? g|
y!?!Li!IJ! LJgjLy^JJJPJOLM vvor ' (I at the lowest P p ' ce ever O R e M? S
S These can be had nowhere but in the I
I, IMPERIAL SETTLEMENT |
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In tlie Eastern part of San Diego County, California
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The Colorado Delta, located in Riverside and Sau Diego counties in Southern California and extending-
2" down into lA>\ver California, comprises about 1.000,000 acres of level, irrigable laud that has been made during the past
*&? aires by alluvial deposits carried down by the waters of the Colorado River. vfr
The ImiK-rial Setttlement is located in San DieKO county, east of the New- River, and comprises 500,000
acres of level, fertile land, free from alkali, with sufficient slope to be easily irrigated. It is all Government land and
can be taken up under the desert land law or the homestead law. 320 acres can be taken up by each person under the 'Jj
' ! desert land law. and residence on the land is not required. This liberal law is liable to early repeal or unfavorable *»*
j w modification. ij^
. w This country is suited to the production of alfalfa and the fattening of cattle, (a line of business that can a^
V I v^ never be overdone) and to other agricultural and horticultural productions usual to Southern California. \^
; vi The climate is the finest in the world for eight months in the year, and the summers are not one-half as v/
:v^ hot as you have been told. Any healthy man can stay and work with comfort all the year round. v^
2c: The Colorado River furnishes the most abundant supply of water for irrigation purposes to be found west v^
w of the Rocky Mountains. Its greatest flood is during the month of June, when it is needed the most, \£
i v£ and the least supply during December, when it is needed the least — being about nine feet higher in June vjy
; \ji than in December. w-»
\v The river carries enough water to irrigate 8,000,000 acres of land, hence the supply can never ie cut short
I y, by dry seasons- a«x
An extensive irrigation system is now being constructed to reclaim this large tract of country. The main
S ! canal will be enlarged and the main branch canals extended to meet the demand for water as the irrigated area is vu
iv£ • enlarged. v,
I yE Water is now flowing in the main canal, and will be ready for use for fall and winter crops. v^
I! v£ The waters of this river carry more fertilizers than is carried by the waters of any other river in world, not v^
excepting even the Nile. \i>
! S The soil of this Delta is as.fertile as soil can be, and when cultivated and irrigated with this water vjJ
vjl it must continue to remain fertile, as each season's irrigation will deposit on each acre irrigated more than $10 worth iS
>£ of commercial fertilizers without extra expense. xE
I v£ The land will be irrigated by mutual water companies, designated as Imperial Water Company No. 1, No. v£
2. No. 3, etc., formed to distribute water to stockholders only, at cost. yE
vjj j The Imperial Land Company sells this water stock to the landowners— one share to each acre. The price \£
J^J A railroad through the Imperial Settlement, connecting with Yuma on the east and San Diego on the
CZjN) west, and with the Southern Pacific on the north, is on the program. 085
*JIJS A large area of land under this irrigation system has already been taken up, principally by residents of W»
Southern California, who have had experience and understand soil and irrigation. (2eS
JjK is now only $11.25 per share. w*
CzSy Read in the Imperial Press what the editors of Southern California say about this country and this enter- (5£5
OZj5 Visit Imperial and receive the object lesson of a lifetime on irrigation on a large scale. i&/r\
•fj For circular matter and full information, address jSf *
I Imperial Land Co. I
f& S. W. FERGUSSON, aeneral flanager. IMPERIAL. SAN DIEGO CO.. CAL. &%
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