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Burdett in Forty Mile County, Alberta — Canada’s Prairie Region (North America)
 

Home of the First Pivot Irrigation System in Canada

Burdett

 
 
Home of the First Pivot Irrigation System in Canada Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 27, 2022
1. Home of the First Pivot Irrigation System in Canada Marker
Inscription.  
This pivot point and two towers are part of the first two water drive pivot systems introduced to Canada by Donald and Wyman Campbell. They arrived in the Burdett area on May 11, 1962 from the Valley Manufacturing Co., Valley, Nebraska, USA. The pivot point is part of the system installed on land owned by Donald Campbell. The towers are part of the system installed on land owned by Wyman Campbell. Both machines were in operation by May 21, 1962 and used continuously for 25 years.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is May 11, 1962.
 
Location. 49° 49.755′ N, 111° 31.281′ W. Marker is in Burdett, Alberta, in Forty Mile County. Marker is at the intersection of Crowsnest Highway (Provincial Highway 3) and Main Street, on the right when traveling west on Crowsnest Highway. Marker and first irrigation pivot exhibit are located along a pull-out near the northeast corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burdett AB T0K 0J0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
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 Center Pivot Irrigation. Wikipedia entry:
Center-pivot irrigation is a method of crop irrigation in which equipment rotates around a pivot and crops are watered with sprinklers. A circular area centered on the pivot is irrigated, often creating a circular pattern in crops when viewed from above. Center-pivot irrigation was invented in 1940 by farmer Frank Zybach, who lived in Strasburg, Colorado. In 1954, he licensed his patent to Robert Daugherty and his company, Valley Manufacturing. Daugherty's engineers spent the next decade refining Zybach's innovation.
(Submitted on July 11, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Home of the First Pivot Irrigation System in Canada Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 27, 2022
2. Home of the First Pivot Irrigation System in Canada Marker
Pivot Irrigation System Tower image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 27, 2022
3. Pivot Irrigation System Tower
Manufactured by the Valley Manufacturing Company<br>of Valley, Nebraska, USA image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 27, 2022
4. Manufactured by the Valley Manufacturing Company
of Valley, Nebraska, USA
First Pivot Irrigation System Exhibit image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 27, 2022
5. First Pivot Irrigation System Exhibit
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 394 times since then and 131 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 10, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 11, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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