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Perris District Defense Association and Val Verde Water Company Papers: Finding Aid
mssHM 74187-74207, mssHM 74412-74420  
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This collection contains business correspondence, documents, and ephemera relating to the operation of the Perris District Defense Association in Riverside County, California, and a single document and multiple pieces of ephemera relating to the operation of the Val Verde Water Company, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1895-1902.
The Perris District Defense Association was formed in 1895 by property holders in the Perris Irrigation District in order to take legal action against the district for what the Defense Association saw as fraudulent practices of the district, with the aim of dissolving the district so as to clear the property holders of the expensive bonds they were paying to the district. The Defense Association was active through at least 1901 in its efforts to finance and conduct legal action against the original irrigation district. It appears that the association also acted as de facto managers of other matters relating to the maintenance and regulation of the district’s irrigation infrastructure.
205 items in 1 box and 9 volumes
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