Photo of a Colorado Irrigation Project in 1900
Laying Wooden Irrigation Pipe. This is a photo of work men with teams of horses. They are laying wooden-stave pipes for a water project along the front range of the Rocky Mountains. The photo was taken about 1900, somewhere near Denver. This photo suggests the great amount of work and often large projects involved in supplying irrigation water for farmers and ranchers in the dry climate of Colorado. Photo credit: Denver Public Library, Western History Collection.