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JEREMY JOHNSTON. Images of America: Powell

JEREMY JOHNSTON. Images of America: Powell. Arcadia Publishing. Paperback, ebook, 132 pages, $21.99; $9.99, arcadiapublishing.com

The completion of the Garland Canal brought water to the arid lands in the central Big Horn Basin, transforming the high plains desert into irrigated farmland. By 1909, homesteaders and businessmen poured into the region and established the town of Powell, Wyoming, named after famed government explorer John Wesley Powell.