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James Sherow, Speaker

Teaches Kansas and environmental history at Kansas State University and has authored books and articles about people living in the grasslands

The Irrigation Crusade

From the 1880s to the earliest days of the 20th century, the “Irrigation Crusade” was promoted as a way for grassland farmers and community boosters to continue thriving during droughts. Charles “Buffalo” Jones—colorful Kansas frontiersman—led the crusade in western Kansas by organizing four irrigation companies to divert water 100 miles from the Arkansas River to land in and around Garden City. This presentation gives context to Jones in the larger Irrigation Crusade of the west.

Contact James directly about speaking at your event:
785/532-6730 (w)
785/565-0086 (h)
jsherow@ksu.edu

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