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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.B0275.0227]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Crewmen of the Walker Construction Co. of Altus operate the ditch digger that scoops out a v-shape ditch for the new Liberties Bottoms irrigation system in Bryan County."
Date: July 6, 1965
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

[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.B0275.0257]

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.B0275.0269]

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.B0275.0248]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Just how the drought affected crops in southwestern Oklahoma can be seen on the 160 acre farm of Roy Sanford near Hollis."
Date: October 24, 1952
Creator: Miller, Joe
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0275.0240]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Charles Curry, left, and Neal Ward, who have successfully operated individual irrigation systems on their farms for eight or nine years in the Hollis area."
Date: July 4, 1954
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0275.0250]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "At right, a group of interested farmers inspect the water well irrigation system on the half section of land owned by Bud Culpepper and Marshall Carrell near Duke, a part of the four-county shallow-well irrigation development in southwestern Oklahoma."
Date: November 16, 1949
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.B0275.0245]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "John Gray, son -in-law of Henry C. Hitch, large landowner near Guymon, stands by while his son, Bradford grabs a refreshing drink of irrigation well water."
Date: April 19, 1953
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society