Friday Trivia

Sep 162004

Q: In the 1930s a project to supply irrigation water for eastern

Colorado was instigated and largely influenced by then-CSU

president Charles Lory. What was his major role in bringing the

irrigation project about?

A: Charles Lory, on the one hand, had close ties to Elwood Mead,

who then headed the Bureau of Reclamation. While that helped, on

the other hand he also worked to resolve the differences between

Western Slope and eastern Colorado residents and came up with a way

to meet the financial obligations of the irrigation project.

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