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Imperial in Imperial County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Imperial Irrigation District

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, December 15, 2012
1. Imperial Irrigation District Marker
Inscription. The largest gravity fed irrigation district in the western hemisphere, established in 1911. They later assumed control of several water companies and were instrumental in getting the Hoover Dam and the All American Canal built.

They commenced power service in 1936 and now supply power to the Imperial and Eastern Coachella Valleys. They aggressively guard the Imperial Valley's long established water rights to insure that the Imperial Valley remains one of the most productive agricultural areas in the world.
 
Erected 2004 by the Native Sons of the Golden West - Richard S. Kimball, Grand President.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 32° 50.855′ N, 115° 34.013′ W. Marker is in Imperial, California, in Imperial County. Marker is on East Barioni Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 333 East Barioni Boulevard, Imperial CA 92251, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Women's 10,000 Club (approx. 4 miles away); Mobley Meadows (approx. 4 miles away); Imperial Valley Veterans' Memorial
Imperial Irrigation District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 15, 2012
2. Imperial Irrigation District Marker
(approx. 4 miles away); Pearl Harbor Survivors Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); McConnell Ranch (approx. 5.1 miles away); Site of Fort Romualdo Pacheco (approx. 7.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Yuha Well (approx. 7.9 miles away); Camacho's Place and Café (approx. 8.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Imperial.
 
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Imperial Irrigation District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 15, 2012
3. Imperial Irrigation District Marker
Marker is at the far right, along the sidewalk.
 
 
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