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[Photograph 2012.201.B0275.0271]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "This main canal of Lugert-Altus irrigation district runs 35 miles from Lake Altus dam, in neighboring Kiowa County, through the heart of Jackson County."
Date: July 14, 1960
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0275.0258]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "IRRIGATION WATER from Lake Altus continue to flow into the fields in parched southwestern Oklahoma, where recent rains bought only temporary relief from the drought."
Date: August 3, 1971
Creator: Long, Paul
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0275.0254]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "From close up, it looks like a tropical river but nothing could be further from the truth in southwestern Oklahoma where high temperatures and recent dry weather have created more desert-like conditions."
Date: June 29, 1980
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0275.0263]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: ". . . While Altus. hot temperatures and dry winds this week forced farmers to begin use of irrigation water from Lake Altus i their cotton and milo fields."
Date: July 6, 1979
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0275.0265]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "IRRIGATION WATER pumped at the rate of 100 acre-feet a day is being released from Lake Altus to fields in the Lugert-Altus irrigation District."
Date: July 27, 1977
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0275.0252]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Water flows through the irrigation ditches of a cotton field southeast of Altus over the weekend as a three-week irrigation run from Lake Altus was opened."
Date: July 20, 1981
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0275.0264]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "As the heat wave continues, so does the release of irrigation water from Lake Altus for farmers in the Lugert-Altus irrigation District."
Date: August 3, 1980
Creator: Long, Paul
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0275.0268]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Gaining favor as a cash crop in southwestern Oklahoma are sweet potatoes, a small portion of the approximately 500 acres devoted to this crop, shown being irrigated by Roy Ward, Oklahoma A & M experiment farm manager (left), and Elmer Waller."
Date: July 26, 1954
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0275.0269]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "WATER FOR CROPS was the subject for a field day Thursday at the Irrigation Research Station near Altus where OSU researchers presented results of their latest irrigation experiments."
Date: November 3, 1963
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0275.0257]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "PARCHED SOUTHWEST portion of Oklahoma is getting its first irrigation water since last fall, with 300 acre feet a daily being drained from Lake Altus, after some rain farmers in Lugert-Altus Irrigation District missed out on moisture from last two thunder storms."
Date: June 27, 1968
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0275.0253]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "An irrigation channel near U.S. 283 north of Altus sometimes provides all the water the arable land in this area of the state gets when the long, midsummer months stretch toward autumn with no rain to ease the situation."
Date: January 21, 1981
Creator: McLaughlin, Al
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society