The drought that ushered in the Twentieth Century in the Arizona desert shattered lives and brought revolution. Farmers abandoned homes and livestock as canals dried up before the government could deliver the nation’s first massive dam and reclamation project to the Salt River Valley.
Meredith Whiteley’s Miracle on the Salt River: Water, Family & Farming in the Arizona Desert looks at the relationship of water – drought, the dams, irrigation, power, and urbanization-on the ordinary people caught in the crosshairs of this crisis and on over the next fifty years of plenty.
Authors Afternoon with Meredith Whiteley
Friday, May 20th – 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
White Tank Library
20304 W White Tank Mountain Rd
Waddell, Arizona 85355
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