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 - J. M. Collins Important Irrigation Leader J. M....
J. M. Collins Important Irrigation Leader J. M. Collins, who died at Katon Wednesday at the age of S3. in important contributor to the water development of northern t h r o u g h his services on ditch and w a t e r boards. At the he was president of the Cache la Poudre Water t'sers association, he helped to form. Me served on the Terry Lake hoard tintil Recognized as an irrigation a u t h o r i t y , his advice was by the northern Colorado advocates ot the, W a t e r Conservancy the non-federal sponsor and the irrigation operator ot the Colorado Thompson diversion project. J. M. Collins learned the irrigation ditch business from the bottom up. In his y o u t h he worked on ditches, which meant them out in the late winter and early spring. When he was ISDti. Collins was a d i t c h rider. There's no better position learn the problems of operating a ditch from the viewpoint ot consumer of irrigation water -- Ihe f a r m e r himself. Collins was pretident and superintendent of the Windsor Iteser- roir and Canal company tor m a n y years until 1551. when he ind he had served for many years on the board of tbe Larimer Wold Irrigation, company. Although Collins did not ierve on the Conservancy district he was highly respected as an irrigation authority and practical by the lat» Charles Hansen. the long-time president of the board. Martin J. Collins, son ot J. M. Collins, la a member of the board district. m

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  1. Greeley Daily Tribune,
  2. 02 Jul 1954, Fri,
  3. Page 5

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