Washington County News March 28, 1910

Littlefield, AZ, March 28- We are enjoying a spell of good weather and a nice, mild rainstorm that makes all nature smile.

Our fields are surely looking like a garden of Eden, they never looked so nice. The Lucern is eighteen inches high, grain about six inches, and the gardens are looking nice.

Our district school will end next Friday, the first of April. Our teacher, Miss Lulu Foster of St. George made a good reputation here this winter as she is a very competent teacher and helped out in our different organizations very much. We surely appreciate her good work and wish her success. A pleasant surprise was sprung on her on the 20th and all enjoyed themselves.

Samuel Reber Jr. has gone to the roller mill at Washington with wheat to exchange for flour and to investigate the feasibility of the Jarvis Gasoline Pump. If it is a success, he intends to install one.

The ditch on the Leavitt Ranch will be completed by the first of April which will be very encouraging to the residents of that place as they have been without water since the big flood.


Washington County News March 27, 1913

Littlefield, March 19 – The Rio Virgin Irrigated Fruit Lands Company’s working force are now comfortably located with their camp about two and one-half miles from the dam site at the Narrows and has one and one-fourth miles of canal almost completed. It surely looks good to your correspondent, who has just made a trip up to the works and was there told that the river would be out on the land by the first of February, 1914. Messer, Keene, Otta and Demil, who have charge of the work are men of experience and their good work will bring about 10,000 acres of the very  best land in the country under cultivation. The rich land, semi-tropical climate and assurance of a railroad in the near future will bring this part rapidly to the front. Now is the time for anyone who wants a good home to take a chance.

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