Blythe and the Palo Verde Valley (Images of America) by Palo Verde Historical Museum And Society

By Palo Verde Historical Museum And Society

positioned halfway among la and Phoenix, the Palo Verde Valley enjoys year-round sunshine and delicate iciness temperatures. within the past due 1800s, surveyor O. P. Callaway famous the valley's power for flood irrigation from the Colorado River. He enlisted Thomas Blythe of San Francisco to finance the irrigation venture. through the early 1900s, as extra humans settled within the valley, farming grew to become the foremost because the extremes of a very good river and an exceptional barren region merged right into a flourishing higher produce backyard. The Palo Verde Valley and its major cost, Blythe (incorporated in 1916), grew right into a thriving cohesive group enjoyed by way of its year-round population in addition to the "snowbirds" and river folks that come and cross. The valley has over 40,000 acres of best farmland and produces cotton, alfalfa, melons, lettuce, broccoli, onions, and plenty of different fruit and veggies. The Colorado River offers quite a few possibilities for boating, snowboarding, and fishing.

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