Justice runs down history of water at conference

By MATT HILDNER
THE PUEBLO CHIEFTAIN

Hobbs’ slide show featured pictures of canals at Machu Picchu and the work of an archaeological crew that excavated the water collection systems that were found at Mesa Verde National Park.   Moving to the state’s modern history, Hobbs noted that Hispanic settlers in San Luis, borrowing on centuries-old traditions from southern Spain, carved out the first irrigation ditch recognized by the state’s courts with an 1852 priority date. Read more

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