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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LKlllHWDGi: DAILY IIUUGATIOX DKVW.OPMKNT I> History of Lethbridge Irrigation Oldestv Project in Canada-- Foundation of Lethbridge> Fine Park System --------111- liii i >fl D> v.' tad. irrigatewater has -flowed thresh trlluCary torrUors-, suel, irrigation canal j of Sunny Southern Alberta a little orer twenty years r.jro. Aciual on tho construc- tion of the irrigation iEg to the records in the office of the irrigation company here, on 'December 1st. a. iras engineer of the company. Sur- parties were sent _uut in vfnly 1S3S with A. 51. Grace as engineer and in lie summer of 1S9.S about 43 teatnsiwere at work on. .construction. The original name conipauy the Alberta Irrigation Co. This -was to tha Canadian North West Irrigation Co.. and later amal- gamated as the Alberta Railway; and Irrigation Company, which .in'- turn in 1912 was absorbed by' the .Cana- dian Pacific Itailway Co.; and its af- fairs administered. Ly' "sbiilh- western praines, .Baking town (o a supplj of 5 cubic progreis by'menus oC fee' otflrrlgatTon Mater per serond. fertile soil, tunny cllmala and Ooivn? Fo "ears till irrigation water ran streams fed by the. "ditches of the streets, inexhaustible snow caps.of the RocV. town Marled m the fal pan> -rere o loda, thisf same, ourco man'ln'llirpMuetfoil; bOuntlttll yJLJS.ri Std an'd the c.l.Ul ohU.n. to crop in-, dry :ye.r, TED FARM Low Cost and On Most ADJACENT to the Wain Line of the Qflt, between'Medicine Hat and Calgary, is the Largest Irrigation Project on the American, Continent. This project, which is operated by the Department of Natural the C.P.R, Serves some of the most fertile land tote found acres of which is under the ditch. The is offeiingMis-land sale, to settlers at lorn prices'arid-easy Only one-tenth dowti TWENTY VEARS to pay Balance if "desired. Settlers on these lands can obtain a LOAN OF ings, approved settlers fa Grain, Alfalfa, Roots, Vegetables, Srnatifyuits Grown Successfully, giving abundant yields. Ideal Mixed Farm- ing Proposition. i ALLAN WILSON, General Superintendent of Lands, C.P.R., 904 1st St. E. CALGARY 119-120 Sherlock Bldg., LETHBRIDCE J ;