The Ditch

The Ditch (HMJQW)

Location: Menard, TX 76859 Menard County
Country: United States of America
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N 30° 54.99', W 99° 47.19'

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The Vaughn Agricultural and Mechanical Canal Company was chartered in 1874 by William J. Vaughn, President; William Tipton, Director; and James H. Comstock, Director and Secretary. Major H.M. Holmes was appointed attorney.

Irrigation for 2,000 acres of valley land and power for grist mills are furnished by gravity flow from San Saba River. Use of "The Ditch," running from 5 miles above town to 5 below, began in 1876. Vaughn sold his controlling interest to Gus Noyes in 1886.

Since 1905 "The Ditch" has been operated by Menard Irrigation Company, using the original dam.
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HM NumberHMJQW
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Marker Number12
Year Placed1972
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 9:37am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 424849 N 3420613
Decimal Degrees30.91650000, -99.78650000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 54.99', W 99° 47.19'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 54' 59.40" N, 99° 47' 11.40" W
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Area Code(s)325
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1317 Canal St, Menard TX 76859, US
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