Lynn Housouer, chief executive officer of Pioneers Park Museum in the Imperial Valley, is photographed at the museum’s entrance next to a statue of Mobley Meadows, the first sheriff of Imperial County. Pioneers Museum is dedicated to preserving and showcasing the hundred-plus year history of Imperial County. On Feb. 2, the museum will hold its annual Pioneers’ Day, a free event featuring activities that teach about the region’s history and the pioneers who turned a harsh desert into a landscape where crops and a community could flourish.
The year was 1928—a mere 20 years after pioneers founded Imperial County and turned a barren desert on the southeastern tip of California into a region where lands could become fertile and farming could prosper.
With the passing of the Boulder Canyon Project Act that year, which would lead to the construction of Read More