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Imperial Valley

noun
1.
an irrigated agricultural region in SE California, adjacent to Mexico, formerly a part of the Colorado Desert: it is largely below sea level and contains the Salton Sink.
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  • In summer he went to the Imperial Valley where he picked and packed cantaloupes.

  • The reclamation of desert land such as the Imperial Valley of California has now begun.

    The Harp of God J. F. Rutherford
  • Recently the Imperial Valley in California was invaded by a vast army of worms moving from east to west.

    Under the Maples John Burroughs
  • The Dutch came to Manhattan in 1623 and for fifty years held sway over the Imperial Valley of the Hudson.

    Our Foreigners Samuel P. Orth
  • It is merely the repetition of such work as has been done successfully in the Imperial Valley.

    Under Handicap Jackson Gregory
  • To redeem them from barrenness, to do the sort of work which our friends have done in the Imperial Valley, is pioneer work.

    Under Handicap Jackson Gregory
  • In the Imperial Valley of California this butterfly is a serious pest to alfalfa growers.

    Butterflies Worth Knowing Clarence M. Weed
  • We were stationed down in the Imperial Valley until a few weeks ago.

    Bill Bruce on Forest Patrol

    Henry Harley Arnold

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