Friday, October 28, 2016

Just What You Needed for Friday: Some Canal Trivia

Some of my recent research on the development of Phoenix has dealt with the canal system. As mentioned in a previous post, it is well-known that the earlier irrigation canals - stay with me - were dug and later abandoned by an Indian tribe and then some go-getters decided to revive the concept. In no time people were flocking to the area because there was land to be farmed and by then Geronimo and his friends tended to lurk in distant areas, such as southern Arizona and Sonora, Mexico.

Anyway, amid stuff on who dug which canals and who controls the canals now, various gems have "surfaced." Two examples:

What is a zanjero?

What is an amur?

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