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Water Resources Department Records Guide

Record Series Descriptions

Columbia Southern Irrigating Company Case Records

1893-1916

Location:
Boxes 3-7
Map Drawer 5
Map Box 1
Volume Storage

Quantity:
5.75 total cubic feet
9 maps (.1 cubic foot)
11 volumes (.9 cubic foot)

Arrangement: Alphabetical by company name; thereunder, alphabetical by type of record; correspondence arranged chronologically

Series documents the financial and legal affairs of the Columbia Southern Irrigating Company and its predecessor the Three Sisters Irrigating Ditch Company concerning an irrigation project and the reclamation of land along the west side of the Deschutes River in Crook County.

Series contains records of the Columbia Southern Irrigating (Irrigation) Company; the Three Sisters Irrigating Ditch Company; and the Oregon, Washington, and Idaho Finance Company, which was involved with the transfer of rights between the irrigating companies. Land and water rights were eventually transferred to the state of Oregon.

Series includes correspondence; corporation records such as by-laws, minutes, and stock certificates; legal documents such as contracts, mortgages, and depositions; land records such as deeds, abstracts, and land descriptions; and fiscal records. The primary topics of the records in this series concern the ownership of land, the sale and purchase of water rights, reclamation, and irrigation projects.

Related records are the Certificates of Proof, Desert Land Board Records, Desert Land Board Reclamation Records, and Irrigation Project Claim Payment Records.

Separated Maps


 

Red Dot Separated Oversized Volumes:

Title:

Columbia Southern Irrigating Co. Records

Removed from:

Box 5 / Folder 43

Transferred to:

Oversize Volume Storage

Record type:

3 volumes

Description:

1. Corporation Book, 1903-1905
2. Corporation Book, 1905
3. Corporation Book, 1905-1910

 

Title:

Columbia Southern Irrigating Co. Records

Removed from:

Box 5 / Folder 47

Transferred to:

Oversize Volume Storage

Record type:

3 volumes

Description:

1. Interest Due Account Book, 1906-1907
2. Journal, 1905-1910
3. Journal, 1903-1906

 

Title:

Columbia Southern Irrigating Co. Records

Removed from:

Box 7 / Folder 12

Transferred to:

Oversize Volume Storage

Record type:

3 volumes

Description:

1. Treasurer's Account Book, 1893-1900
2. Account Book, 1893-1900
3. Journal, 1893-1898

 

Title:

Columbia Southern Irrigating Co. Records

Removed from:

Box 7 / Folder 26

Transferred to:

Oversize Volume Storage

Record type:

1 volume

Description:

Three Sister's Irrigating Ditch Co., Stock Subscription Book, 1899-1904; includes meeting minutes.

 

Red Dot Separated Maps:

SERIES TITLE: Columbia Southern Irrigating Co. Records

RECORDS REMOVED FROM BOX/FOLDER: 5/46

RECORDS TRANSFERRED TO: Map Box 1

TYPE OF RECORDS REMOVED: Chart

NUMBER OF RECORDS REMOVED: 1

DESCRIPTION:
Chart Showing Stockholders of Preferred, Common, and Treasury Stock, 1900-1901 (includes name of stockholder and number of shares)

 

SERIES TITLE: Columbia Southern Irrigating Co. Records

RECORDS REMOVED FROM BOX/FOLDER: 6/9

RECORDS TRANSFERRED TO: Map Box I

TYPE OF RECORDS REMOVED: Certificate

NUMBER OF RECORDS REMOVED: 1

DESCRIPTION:
Certificate of Register of Land, William A. Laidlaw, filed with U.S. Land Office, 1906

 

SERIES TITLE: Columbia Southern Irrigating Co. Records

RECORDS REMOVED FROM BOX/FOLDER: 6/32

RECORDS TRANSFERRED TO: Map Drawer 1 (Maps 1-2); Map Box 1 (Maps 3-6)

TYPE OF RECORDS REMOVED: Maps

NUMBER OF RECORDS REMOVED: 6

DESCRIPTION:
1-2. "Map Showing Lands of Columbia Southern Irrigation Co.," shows private, state, company, and waste lands, 1907.

Printed map

Scale: 1" = 3000'

36" x 14"

3-6. Township Maps of "Tumalo Creek Adjudication," shows location of company canals, creek, and rivers, 1909.

Blueprint

No scale given

12" x 12"

 

SERIES TITLE: Columbia Southern Irrigation Company Records

REMOVED FROM: Box 7 / Folder 7

RECORDS TRANSFERRED TO: Map Roll 4

TYPE OF RECORD: 2 profiles

MEDIUM: red and black ink on paper

DIMENSIONS: 8" x 60", 8" x 6 yards

SCALE: vertical: 1" = 30'; longitudinal: 1" = 400'

DESCRIPTION:
Three Sisters Irrigation Ditch Co., Canal Profile; showing topography and incline of canal and ditch

1. Profile of Three Sisters Canal (similar profile removed from box 12, folder 24)

2. Profile of Irrigating Ditch

Oversized volumes separated from this series are described in the "Separated Volume Descriptions" section of this guide.

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