Digging a Ditch in Taos, NM

Digging a ditch to catch the water from the melting snow. The aridity of this land and complete absence of water supply make such efforts necessary. Taos land use project, New Mexico. This photo was taken in 1936 as part of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection at the Library of Congress.

Document Type: Photograph
Historical Event: Resources
Sub Event: Acequias at Statehood
Origin: Farm Security Administration Collection, Library of Congress
Author: Arthur Rothstein
Permission: Public Domain
Contributor: Tammie Torres
Albuquerque Historical Society

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