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positioned halfway among la and Phoenix, the Palo Verde Valley enjoys year-round sunshine and gentle wintry weather temperatures. within the overdue 1800s, surveyor O. P. Callaway famous the valley's power for flood irrigation from the Colorado River. He enlisted Thomas Blythe of San Francisco to finance the irrigation venture. in the course of the early 1900s, as extra humans settled within the valley, farming grew to become the key because the extremes of a good river and a superb barren region merged right into a flourishing better produce backyard. The Palo Verde Valley and its major cost, Blythe (incorporated in 1916), grew right into a thriving cohesive neighborhood enjoyed via its year-round population in addition to the "snowbirds" and river people who come and move. The valley has over 40,000 acres of leading farmland and produces cotton, alfalfa, melons, lettuce, broccoli, onions, and lots of different fruit and veggies. The Colorado River offers a number of possibilities for boating, snowboarding, and fishing.

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