"THE COUNTY OF CALIFORNIA" FRESNO COUNTY, CAL. THE LARGEST IRRIGATION DISTRICT IN THE UNITED STATES. WHERE EVERYTHING KNOWN TO THE AGRICULTURAL WORLD GROWS IN ABUNDANCE. WHERE WATER COSTS BUT 62 1/2 CENTS PER ACRE PER YEAR ... Pierce & Anderson, 1152 J. Street, Fresno, Cal. Fresno: Pierce & Anderson, n.d. [Circa 1902 or after.]. Broadside, 48x60.5 cm (19x24 inches). Large, detailed map showing railroads, wagon roads, canals and ditches, streams, and several supervisor district boundaries. Pierce & Anderson, specializing in both insurance and real estate brokerage, became the largest insurance agency in interior California. This map shows the countywide 160-acre plots. Probably printed after The Reclamation Act of 1902 that required farmers live on their land and receive only water for their 160 acres. Nevertheless, from 1915 until the mid forties water from deep wells irrigated the land and lowered the water table which ultimately led to the creation of Westlands. Numerous tiny closed tears along folds with paper tape mends on the verso, very good. (#166360).