For Better Or Worse, The Colorado River's First Dam Transformed The Desert Southwest

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Jim Cuming is a retired farmer, third generation. His grandfather immigrated to the U.S. from Ireland, by way of Canada. Edward Cuming got 160 acres in the Yuma Valley from the federal government. The land was as undeveloped as a dry riverbed, Jim Cuming said. In order to survive and develop the farm, his grandfather had to make a living. “This Laguna Dam project opened up. So they moved up to the dam and he worked on the dam there as a carpenter,” he said.
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For Better Or Worse, The Colorado River's First Dam Transformed The Desert Southwest

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