SRP Tempe Canal
Part of: SRP Canals
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Historic Background Research
Salt River • Arizona (State / Territory) • United States of America (Country) • Maricopa County (County) • Salt River Valley • North America (Continent) • Maricopa (County) • Gila River • Tucson, AZ • Phoenix, AZ
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The Early History of the Tempe Canal Company (1965)
In 1892 Judge Joseph H. Kibbey, one of Arizona's illustrious pioneers, described the Salt River Valley before the settlers came as a desert, uninhabited except by jack rabbits, coyotes, and rattlesnakes. Its main vegetation was sagebrush and cactus. It was a level, fertile valley about fifteen miles wide, through which the Salt River flowed west for forty miles to its junction with the Gila. The Salt River was a fluctuating stream. Sometimes it was a raging torrent which flooded the level land...