Papers of Louis G. Carpenter, 1892-1910.
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Louis G. Carpenter, irrigation and consulting engineer, arrived in Colorado from Michigan in 1888 to serve as professor of Engineering and Physics at the Colorado Agricultural College.His instruction in irrigation engineering was the first systematic coursework on that subject and in 1890 Irrigation Engineering became the College's fourth major. In 1899 Carpenter was appointed director of the Colorado Experiment Station. He investigated irrigation systems in the United States and Europe and beca...