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Do You Want a Home Zl^l Southern California
At the Government Price of $1.25 per Acre?
With the Pest water right in the world at the lowest price ever ottered?
These can be had nowhere but in the
In tHe Eastern part of San Diego County, California
The Colorado Delta, located in Riverside and San Diego counties in Southern California and extending
down into Lower California, comprises about 1,000,000 acres of level, irrigable land that has been made during the past
ages by alluvial deposits carried down by the waters of the Colorado River.
The Imperial Settlement is located <n tbis delta, and comprises about five hundred thousand
acres of level, fertile land, free from alkali, with sufficient slope to be easily irrigated. It is all Government land a^i
"can be taken up under the desert land law xk the homestead law. 320 acres can be taken up by each person under the
desert land law, and residence on the land is not required. • Tb.is liberal law is liable to early repeal or unfavorable
This country is suited to the production of alfav'fa an«l the fattening of cattle, (a line of business that can
never be overdone) and to other agricultural and horticultural productions usual to Southern California.
The climate is the finest in the world for eight months in the year, and the summers are not one-half as
hot as you have been told. Any healthy man can stay and work with comfort all the year round.
The Colorado River furnishes the most abundant supply of water for irrigation purposes to be found west
of the Rocky Mountains. Its greatest flood is during the month of June, when it is needed the most
and the least supply during December, when it is needed the least— being about nine feet higher in June
than in December.
The river carries enough water to irrigate 8,000,000 acres of land, hence the supply can never be cut short
by dry seasons.
An extensive irrigation system is now being constructed to reclaim this large tract of country. The main
canal will be enlarged and the branch canals extended to meet the demand for water as the irrigated area is
Water is now flowing in the main canal, and will be ready for use for fall and winter crops.
The waters of this river carry more fertilizers than is carried by the waters of any other river in world not
excepting even the Nile.
The soil of this Delta is as fertile as soil can be, and when cultivated and irrigated with this water
it mustcontinue to remain fertile, as each season's irrigation will deposit on each acre irrigated more than $10 worth
of commercial fertilizers without extra expense.
The land will be irrigated by mutual water companies, designated as Imperial Water Company No. 1, No.
2, No. 3, etc., formed to distribute water to stockholders only, at cost.
The Imperial Land Company sells this water stock to the landowners— one share to each acre. The price
is now only $11.25 per share.
A railroad through the Imperial Settlement, connecting with Yuma on the east and San Diego on the
west, and with the Southern Pacific on the north, is on the program.
A large area of land under this irrigation system has already been taken up, principally by residents of
Southern California, who have had experience and understand soil and irrigation.
Read in the Imperial Press what the editors of Southern California say about this country and this enter
Visit Imperial and receive the object lesson of a lifetime on irrigation on a large scale.
For circular matter and full information, address
Imperial Land Co.
General Hanager. IMPERIAL, SAN DIEGO CO., CAL.