Phoenix Arizona has come a long way since it’s hot, dry beginnings. Water was scarce, but adequate, until droubt struck in the late 1890’s.
Armed men were posted to guard the water supply as the desert reclaimed farmland as it’s own. What can be done to keep the crops and cattle from dieing? Hope comes when a man claims that engineers might do something to rescue the water supply.
History is soon to be made when president Teddy Roosevelt backs plans to build a dam. An adventurous effort to haul in supplies by mule wagons, irrigate the desert, and reclaim Western lands for use by Americans is a success.