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Friday, 19 July 2002

Pix of the Day: Pioneer Agriculture

Pioneer Farm Machinery © Ian Scott-ParkerPioneer Fecundity © Ian Scott-ParkerIf you read Monday's entry about the Pioneers trekking to Hurricane, UT then this shows how they fared once they got here. By dint of hard work and enterprise they turned the desert into an agriculturally productive homeland. The local Heritage Park displays a selection of the machinery they used, and the flowers show how the irrigated land brought forth fecundity. The story of how irrigation was achieved by construction of the Hurricane Canal to tap the waters of the Virgin River will be told later.

  
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)