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Water Resources Department Records Guide

Record Series Descriptions

Red DotCertificates of Proof

1909-1955
Box 7
.25 cubic foot
Arrangement: By irrigation district or company; thereunder, by application number in reverse numerical order

Series documents the reclamation, cultivation, and settlement of arid lands claimed under the Carey Act. Records consist of 5 x 7" forms containing date, application number, legal description of land, claimant name, deed/patent number, and signature of the secretary of the Desert Land Board (1909-1927) and its successor agency the Reclamation Commission (1927-1955).

Topics covered by these records include the reclamation of arid land and water resource management. Related records are the Columbia Southern Irrigating Co. Records, Desert Land Board Records, and Desert Land Board Reclamation Records.

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