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Reclaiming the arid West

the career of Francis G. Newlands

by William D. Rowley

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Published by Indiana University Press in Bloomington, Ind .
Written in English

    Places:
  • West (U.S.),
  • Nevada
    • Subjects:
    • Newlands, Francis G. 1848-1917.,
    • Water resources development -- West (U.S.) -- History.,
    • Reclamation of land -- West (U.S.) -- History.,
    • Irrigation -- Nevada -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementWilliam D. Rowley.
      SeriesThe American West in the twentieth century
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE664.N4 R69 1996
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 199 p. :
      Number of Pages199
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL798583M
      ISBN 100253330025, 0253210380
      LC Control Number95034788

        Buffalo Bill promoted both the Shoshone Project and travel to Yellowstone in this “Courier,” a program of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West/Pawnee Bill’s Great Far East. MS Additionally, Buffalo Bill and his business partners had a difficult time recruiting settlers to the arid region, even with promises of guaranteed water access. ment in the arid West is found in Donald Pisani’s two-volume set titled To Reclaim a Divided West: Water, Law, and Public Policy, – and Water and the American Government: The Reclamation Bureau, National Water Policy, and the West, – These works, which analyze nearly. Francis Griffith Newlands (Aug – Decem ) was a United States Representative and Senator from Nevada and a member of the Democratic Party.. A supporter of westward expansion, he helped pass the Newlands Reclamation Act of , which created the Bureau of Reclamation and boosted the agricultural industry by building dams to support irrigation in the arid Western cal party: Silver (), Democratic ().


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