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By 1909, the completion of the Garland Canal brought water to the arid lands in the central Bighorn Basin, transforming the high plains desert into irrigated farmland. Homesteaders and businessmen poured into the region and established the town of Powell, named after famed government explorer John Wesley Powell. Residents of Powell worked through the years to overcome a variety of obstacles and establish a vibrant and lasting community that would continue to bloom in the arid landscape.
ISBN: 9780738569178
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Wyoming
Series: Images of America
Images: 215
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Jeremy M. Johnston was born and raised in Powell, where he graduated from Powell High School in 1989. He attended the University of Wyoming where he received his B.A. in 1993 and his M.A. in 1995. He began teaching at Northwest College in 1994. His writings have been published in Annals of Wyoming, Points West, and Yellowstone Science. He is the recipient of the 2006 Coke Wood Award. He has appeared in the local PBS documentaries Roy Barnes: Rocky Mountain Cowboy and Wyoming Voices. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Amanda; his two sons, Jaxon and Samuel; and his daughter, Alexa. This illustrated history contains numerous photographs from the Park County Archives, the Homesteader Museum, Shoshone Irrigation District, and private collections.
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