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King Hill Contraption

I was researching an article for Idaho Magazine about King Hill, a town about half way between Boise and Twin Falls, Idaho. The King Hill Irrigation District had always fascinated me and I made sure to stop by the district office. There I found this unidentified newspaper clipping:

canal cleaner copy

(CAPTION: This is the Canal Cleaner machine that will be manufactured.)

Well. I could not figure out how such a contraption would ever have worked. But I was certain it would not still be working. I was wrong about that. On a tour of the irrigation district canals on June 22, 2013, we were not only assured it still worked, we were taken to watch it. Here’s a little 13 minute movie I made about the experience, including watching it do its thing:  

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