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Near Blythe in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Palo Verde Irrigation District Diversion Dam

1957 – 2007

 
 
Palo Verde Irrigation District Diversion Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 26, 2010
1. Palo Verde Irrigation District Diversion Dam Marker
Inscription. Dedicated to the many pioneers that recognized the potential and value to our Valley of a gravity irrigation system, and the sacrifices made obtaining it.

In particular, to honor the following three persons, whose contributions uniquely contributed to the construction of our Dam, and to the early development of the Palo Verde Valley:

O.P. Calloway (1820-1880)
The adventurer-explorer who had the original vision
of a vibrant Palo Verde Valley, fed by the
waters of the Colorado River.

Ed Williams (1866-1954)
Without whose early efforts in fighting an untamed river,
the Valley may have been lost to the elements
and forces of nature.

Wayne H. Fisher (1892-1962)
Without whose efforts in re-organizing and re-financing
the Valley during the Great Depression, our farmers
may have been lost to despair and to bankruptcy.

 
Location. 33° 43.91′ N, 114° 30.758′ W. Marker is near Blythe, California, in Riverside County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 95 at milepost 10.5, 0.2 miles east of U.S. 95. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blythe CA 92225, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured
Palo Verde Irrigation District Diversion Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 26, 2010
2. Palo Verde Irrigation District Diversion Dam Marker
as the crow flies. Blythe Intake (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of Hualapai Ancestors (approx. 4.3 miles away in Arizona); Giant Desert Figures (approx. 4.8 miles away); Desert Strike (approx. 8.5 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 8.7 miles away in Arizona); Ehrenberg Cemetery (approx. 8.8 miles away in Arizona); 390th Bomb Group (H) (approx. 14.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Project Details - Palo Verde Diversion Project. The Palo Verde Diversion Project includes the Palo Verde Diversion Dam on the Colorado River, and a spillway and canal headworks to serve the Palo Verde Irrigation District. (Submitted on January 3, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureWaterways & Vessels
 
Plaque on Palo Verde Irrigation District Diversion Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 26, 2010
3. Plaque on Palo Verde Irrigation District Diversion Dam Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 832 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 3, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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