An Irrigation Project at Volcano Lake
In 1917 and 1918, Dick Harrison wrote to his mother, Mary Sterling Harrison, about his adventures working for the Imperial Irrigation District at Volcano Lake, in Baja California.
Dick mentions to his mother that he would like to experience a “touch of civilization,” and that he hopes that his crew’s base of operations will be moved closer to a branch of the railroad, where his letters home would be picked up more frequently, and where his crew would have access to a “motor car.”
In August of 1918, world events led to a change of plans for Dick, as another letter in this collection illustrates.
These letters, and many other fascinating items, are located in the Harrison Collection, in the SAGHS vertical files. If you would like to view this file, please contact a librarian and ask to see the digitized files for the Harrison Collection.
Charles B. Brussells and Cynthia Kennedy
Vertical Files Chairmen