Publication: Tempe Historical Museum/Tempe Water Utilities Department, 2007, Tempe
First edition. Quarto. Pictorial wrappers, , 52 pp., double column, illustrated, maps. The concern for water ever since Tempe was settled in the late 1860s has been central to the town's development. In 1902, Tempe built its first municipal water system, and much of the water was used for farm irrigation. Today almost all of the water is for homes, apartments, schools, offices, factories, and parks. Chapters on Pioneer Irrigators, watering the fields of Tempe, the village by the river, from wells to water taps, taming the Salt River, fueling the postwar boom, and much more. As new, unread copy.
Inventory Number: 30681