Colorado River near site of Parker Dam, near Parker (Arizona), 1934
- Colorado River near site of Parker Dam, near Parker (Arizona), 1934
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- Los Angeles Times
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Related to the article, “History in the Making, Events of the Week in Review,” Los Angeles Times, March 11, 1934. the article states: " … Arizona’s “war” on California to prevent the building of the Metropolitan Water District’s dam at Parker got under way at the week-end with the mobilization on orders of Gov. Moeur of five soldiers and one officer of the Arizona National Guard at the dam site. California officials professed not to be much worried. The dam is to be built, not by the State or water district, but by the Federal government, and Gov. Moeur may have Uncle Sam to contend with if he interferes."
In 1934, with plans in place for United States Reclamation Service and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to build Parker Dam on the Colorado River between Arizona and California, Arizona governor Benjamin B. Moeur protested the diversion of water to California by sending members of the Arizona National Guard to the dam construction site. A local ferry service also participated under the informal name of the Arizona Navy.
Section of Colorado River, with calm water in foreground, desert area with shrubs, dunes, and mountains in background
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- b&w nitrate negative
cellulose nitrate film
Parker Dam (Ariz. and Calif.)
Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
- Parker (Ariz.)
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- still image
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