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Imperial press. (Imperial, Cal.) 1901-1901, July 06, 1901, Image 8

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i iHPcnPou Want a HomelEl^^Southcrn California] I
|f At the Government Price of $1.25 per Acre? 'm
H With the best water right in the world at the lowest price ever offered? g|
i These can be had nowhere but in the I
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% In the Eastern part of San Diego County, California 3jf
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The Colorado Delta, located in Riverside and San Diejjo counties in Southern California ami extending
down into lx>wer California, comprises about 1,000.000 acres of level, irrigable land that has been made during the past jjfc
*™ ages by alluvial dejx>sits carried down by the waters of the Colorado River. ife
** The Imj»erial Setttlement is located n tl.is 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 and
, can be taken up under the desert land law or the homestead law. .>2O acres can be taken up by each person under the
•^ desert land law, and residence on the land is not required. This lil>eral law is liable to early repeal or unfavorable *ff
\fc modification. xg.
>£ This country is suited to the production of alfalfa and the fattening of cattle, (a line of business that can 31
\fc never be overdone ) and to other agricultural and horticultural productions usual to Southern California.
\i£ The climate is the finest in the world for eight months in the year, and the summers are not one-half as y£
\£ hot as you have been told. Any healthy man can stay and work with comfort all the year round. v*
\v The Colorado River furnishes the most abundant supply of water for irrigation purjwses to be found west xJT
vfc of the Rocky Mountains. Its greatest flood is during the month of June, when it is needed the most, wl
\^ and the least supply during December, when it is needed the least — being about nine feet higher in June
\£ than in December.
v^ The river carries enough water to irrigate 8, 000, 000 acres of land, hence the supply can never be cut short uJ
vfc> by dry seasons.
vg£ An extensive irrigation system is now being constructed to reclaim this large tract of country. The main
vj> canal will be enlarged and the branch canals extended to meet the demand for water as the irrigated area is >E
enlarged. *g
v^ Water is now flowing in the main canal* and will be ready for use for fall and winter crops.
yJ The waters of this river carry more fertilizers than is carried by the waters of any other river in world, not
uS excepting even the Nile. 3J
y£ - The soil of this Delta is as fertile as soil can be, and when cultivated and irrigated with this water \!>
y£ it must continue to remain fertile, as each season's irrigation will deposit on each acre irrigated more than $10 worth >£
x£ of commercial fertilizers without extra expense.
v£ The land will be irrigated by mutual water companies, designated as Imperial Water Company No. 1, No. uJ
2, No. 3, etc., formed to distribute water to stockholders only, at cost.
3i The Imperial Land Company sells this water stock to the landowners— one share to each acre. The price
g ;t{ * s now on^ S ll *-^ per share. Wjm
SjJ A railroad tnrough the Imperial Settlement, connecting with Yuma on the east and San Diego on the o^2
JCS west, and with the Southern Pacific on the north, is on the program. W* J
c£m A large area of land under this irrigation system has already been taken up, principally by residents of tT^fc
JjC Southern California, who have had experience and understand soil and irrigation. i 3»
KS Read in the Imperial Press what the editors of Southern California say about this country and this enter C2^2
KS Visit Imperial and receive the object lesson of a lifetime on irrigation on a large scale. o^s
JjPJ For circular matter and full information, address iji
s£o lIW I I Ea II I Jr* Warn IhH 11l \mJ \gj^ a (GoO
Imperial prcoo

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