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Scrapbook of Verda Lee Ludy Parrick 1900-1920

AZ 028

Collection Summary

Creator: Parrick, Verda Lee Ludy.
Collection:Scrapbook of Verda Lee Ludy Parrick
Inclusive Dates: 1900-1920
Physical Description:.2 ft.
Abstract:Scrapebook of photographs and other biographical material concerning Jocab E. Ludy and his family
Collection Number:AZ 028
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733

Biographical Note

Jacob E. Ludy was a civil engineer who helped build the Yuma canals in the early 1900's. He is regarded as an Arizona Pioneer in the Yuma Valley.

Mr. Ludy was born in Mercer County, Missouri, in 1858. He was six years old when his family moved to the Sacrament valley near Butte City California. He attended Pierce Christian College for four years and afterwards moved to the Washington State where he worked in engineering and railroad construction. He was named County Surveyor of Lincoln County, Washington and afterward City Surveyor of Davenport and Sprague, Washington.

In 1898 Mr. Ludy relocated to Yuma, Arizona where he began surveying for the Irrigation, Land and Improvement Company, he later became the general manager and vice president of the company. The Irrigation, Land and Improvement Company built sixty miles of canals which irrigated fifty thousand acres of land in Yuma County.

Ludy was employed by the Irrigation, Land and Improvement Company until 1908 when it was absorbed by the United States Government. In 1910 He moved to Imperial Valley, California where he worked on another important irrigation project in the California desert. Mr. Ludy returned to Yuma to supervise a Colorado River protection project for two years. In 1913 he moved his family to Palo Verde Valley, California where became the chief engineer for the California Farms and Irrigation Company. His last job was working for the government as an engineer on the Colorado River. Mr. Jacob E. Ludy died in 1921.

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook of photographs and biographical material concerning Jacob E. Ludy and his family in Yuma, Ariz., in the early 1900s.





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Personal Name(s)
Ludy, Jacob E.,1858-1921.

Geographic Name(s)
Yuma (Ariz.)--History--Photographs.

Ludy family--Photographs.

Administrative Information

Credit Line

Scrapbook of Verda Lee Ludy Parrick, (AZ 028) Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.