National Irrigation Congress Souvenir Badge (114996)

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National Irrigation Congress Souvenir Badge  (114996)
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Three inch long badge with green enamel accent. "Science Bids The Desert Drink" is the motto in the field. The congress was opened in Sacramento, California, in September, held in conjunction with a colorful Interstate Exposition of Irrigated Land and Forest Products. The "four great objects of the congress" were "To save the forests, store the floods, reclaim the deserts, and make homes on the land." Agronomist Luther Burbank, the "Wizard of the Plant Industry," told the delegates he had developed a "thornless cactus" that would "become the great fodder of arid regions."

Provenance: John Reynolds Collection
Country (if not USA):
State: California
City/County: Sacramento
Date: 1907