Good Crops This Year
Plenty of snow assures, plenty of water for irrigation
Thus reads the headlines in the April 26, 1917 Encampment Record. The complete news item follows:
Although the past winter has been one of the most severe and disastrous to the stockmen and ranchers ever known in this section, there was never a cloud without a silver lining. The great amount of snow in the mountains assures plenty of water for irrigation of crops this year, and plenty of water means a bountiful harvest.
Already, some of the streams and all of the reservoirs are flowing full of water and only await the hand of man to turn it into the ditches.
There will be quite an acreage of grain grown in the Encampment Valley this year, besides a great increase in hay acreage.
Most of the small ranchers are contemplating planting more potatoes and other vegetables than ever before, owing to the high prices which now prevail.
Within a few weeks the fields and prairies will be green, and this fall, Encampment Valley ranchers and stockmen will be repaid for their sufferings and losses during the past winter.