Development of the Abraham, Millard County, Irrigation Project, 1889-1900
Utah Historical Quarterly
Salt Lake City, UT
Utah Historical Society
The article explores the history of canal construction and irrigation development in Millard County, Utah. The author reflects on the Abraham agricultural project initiated by Mormon settler William V. Black and Church of Latter Day Saints official Abraham H. Cannon. Emphasis is given to the construction of the Gunnison Bend Reservoir dam and financial disputes over water rights and reimbursement claims. Other topics include investors in the Desert Agricultural and Manufacturing Canal Company, land claims by pioneer farmers, and disputes within the Deseret Irrigation Company.