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Cattle on an irrigated farm, Finney County, Kansas

Cattle on an irrigated farm, Finney County, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
The photograph shows an irrigated farm near Garden City, in Finney County, Kansas. It also shows an elevator, silos, and cattle. In the background is a residence and a windmill. The photograph was donated by the Garden City Chamber of Commerce.


E. J. Pyle's reservoir, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas

E. J. Pyle's reservoir, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows E. J. Pyle's reservoir in Garden City, Finney County, Kansas. An Aermotor windmill, several people and some cattle are visible.


E.J. Pyles' reservoir, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas

E.J. Pyles' reservoir, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows E.J. Pyles' reservoir in Garden City, Finney County, Kansas, including a windmill, several people, and some cattle.


E.L. Hall's irrigation plant, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas

E.L. Hall's irrigation plant, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows E.L. Hall's irrigation plant in Garden City, Finney County, Kansas, including a pond, windmill and shed.


Eureka Irrigation Canal, Ford County, Kansas

Eureka Irrigation Canal, Ford County, Kansas
Date: Between 1908 and 1909
These sepia colored photographs show a sand dredge being operated during a second attempt to make the Eureka Irrigation Canal in Ford County, Kansas a success. Originally financed in 1883 by Asa T. Soule, the project was a scheme to divert water from the Arkansas River for profit. The ninety-six mile canal began in the town of Ingalls, Kansas, and stretched across Gray and Ford counties before emptying into Coon Creek in Edwards County. When construction was completed in 1885 the canal struggled to generate a profit. The erratic flow of the Arkansas River left the ditch dry at times as other irrigation projects were draining water along the river. In 1908, a new group of investors purchased the canal hoping to use the underflow of the river rather than what flowed above the ground. Another reservoir was dug parallel to the stream. On it were placed two barges, which are shown in the photographs. They were quipped with dredges that pulled out the sand but left the water. Two centrifugal pumps were installed to send the water from the reservoir into the canal. It was cited that one of these pumps could "throw a stream of 30,000 gallons of water a minute." But, even with both pumps working, the canal suffered from seepage. 35% of water was lost back to the underflow in 1 1/2 miles.


Eureka Irrigation Canal, Ford County, Kansas

Eureka Irrigation Canal, Ford County, Kansas
Date: Between 1883 and 1885
This sepia colored photograph shows the construction of the Eureka Irrigation Canal in Ford County, Kansas. Financed in 1883 by Asa T. Soule, the project was a scheme to divert water from the Arkansas River for profit. The ninety-six mile canal began in the town of Ingalls, Kansas, and stretched across Gray and Ford counties before emptying into Coon Creek in Edwards County. When construction was completed in 1885 the canal struggled to generate a profit. Within five years the Eureka Irrigation Canal became a losing venture and was later abandoned by investors.


Eureka Irrigation Canal, Ford County, Kansas

Eureka Irrigation Canal, Ford County, Kansas
Date: Between 1883 and 1885
This sepia colored photograph shows the construction of the Eureka Irrigation Canal in Ford County, Kansas. Financed in 1883 by Asa T. Soule, the project was a scheme to divert water from the Arkansas River for profit. The ninety-six mile canal began in the town of Ingalls, Kansas, and stretched across Gray and Ford counties before emptying into Coon Creek in Edwards County. When construction was completed in 1885 the canal struggled to generate a profit. Within five years the Eureka Irrigation Canal became a losing venture and was later abandoned by investors.


Eureka Irrigation Canal, Ford County, Kansas

Eureka Irrigation Canal, Ford County, Kansas
Date: Between 1883 and 1885
This sepia colored photograph shows the construction of the Eureka Irrigation Canal in Ford County, Kansas. Financed in 1883 by Asa T. Soule, the project was a scheme to divert water from the Arkansas River for profit. The ninety-six mile canal began in the town of Ingalls, Kansas, and stretched across Gray and Ford counties before emptying into Coon Creek in Edwards County. When construction was completed in 1885 the canal struggled to generate a profit. Within five years the Eureka Irrigation Canal became a losing venture and was later abandoned by investors.


Irrigating alfalfa, Finney County, Kansas

Irrigating alfalfa, Finney County, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1930
The photograph shows irrigating alfalfa from the Arkansas River near Garden City, in Finney County, Kansas.


Irrigation

Irrigation
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes correspondence regarding irrigation and water reserve use in Kansas, specifically the construction of a dam across a river that does not carry flood water. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Irrigation plant on the Richter farm, Finney County, Kansas

Irrigation plant on the Richter farm, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows an irrigation plant on the Richter farm in Finney County, Kansas. A barn. windmill and reservoir are visible.


Irrigation scene, Finney County, Kansas

Irrigation scene, Finney County, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1930
The photograph shows water coming from an irrigation pump, 3500 gallons a minute, in Finney County, Kansas. The photograph was donated by the Garden City Chamber of Commerce.


Irrigation scenes in Finney County, Kansas

Irrigation scenes in Finney County, Kansas
Date: January 1895
The photographs are of a design for an irrigation pumping plant, and an actual irrigated field In Finney County, Kansas. They are from "The Irrigation Age", pages 16-17.


J. C. Mitchell's farm, Finney County, Kansas

J. C. Mitchell's farm, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph is a view of J. C. Mitchell's farm. The photo shows a person standing in a field near a fence line watching water irrigate the field from the main ditch.


O.V. Folsom's irrigation plant, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas

O.V. Folsom's irrigation plant, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows O.V. Folsom's irrigation plant in Garden City, Finney County, Kansas. The photo shows a windmill near a reservoir.


Scenes of Finney County, Kansas

Scenes of Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1895 and 1900
A composite photograph showing agricultural scenes of Finny County, Kansas, including a round up, an irrigation canal head gate, Arkansas River bridge at Garden City, and fields being harvested near Finney County, Kansas.


T. J. Dyke's irrigation plant, Finney County, Kansas

T. J. Dyke's irrigation plant, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1895 and 1900
A photograph of T. J. Dyke's irrigation plant near Garden City, Finney County, Kansas. The photo shows two windmills near a reservoir and several people standing nearby.


Weir on the Arkansas Rivier, irrigation system, Finney County, Kansas

Weir on the Arkansas Rivier, irrigation system, Finney County, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Henry L. 1850-1924
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
This photograph shows two men standing in the middle of a weir on the Arkansas River in Finney County, Kansas. A weir is a small dam that is used for irrigation.


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