Formed in 1901 to take over several earlier companies, the Arkansas Valley Sugar Beet and Irrigated Land Company operated the Amity Canal System in southeastern Colorado. The company became a subsidiary of the Equitable Life Assurance Society in 1910, went through several lawsuits that mutualized the system, and dissolved in 1966. The collection documents the company through materials accumulated in the New York office, including meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, legal and financial documents, maps, and photographs. Predecessor companies are documented to a limited extent, as are a few associated Equitable subsidiaries which concerned land or resources in Kentucky and Washington.

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  • Nitrate negatives 

    Includes waterways and 2 men with car. One is a double exposure. Originally filed in Box 6, Folder 17 "Model Farm."