The Irrigation Crusade

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April 8, 2018, 12:00 PM CT

Presented by James Sherow

From the 1880s to the earliest days of the 20th century, the "Irrigation Crusade" was promoted as a way for grassland farmers and community boosters to continue thriving during droughts. Charles "Buffalo" Jones -- colorful Kansas frontiersman -- led the crusade in western Kansas by organizing four irrigation companies to divert water 100 miles from the Arkansas River to land in and around Garden City. This presentation gives context to Jones in the larger Irrigation Crusade of the west.

Water/Ways has been made possible in Kansas by the Kansas Humanities Council with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Kansas Humanities Council's Friends of the Humanities, and the following partners: the Mariah Fund, the Sunflower Foundation, Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area, Prairie Band Potawatomie Nation, CCS Family Fund, Matfield Station, and Hall Commercial Printing.

Edwards County 4-H Building
116 N. 13th St.
Kinsley, KS 67547
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Sponsored by: Edwards County Historical Society

For more information about this event, please contact:
Rosetta Graff
(620) 659-2534