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    By: steven sorensen20th Dec 2021 3:55PMBighorn Canal Headgate near Fort Smith MT
    Part of Crow Irrigation Project
    Construction began 1896 and completed 1905.
    Barney Old Coyote and the Smithsonian are correct. (see Details)

    See "Water Resources Survey Part I History of land and water use on irrigated areas" (State engineer and state water conservation board 1947)
    http://dnrc.mt.gov/divisions/water/water-rights/docs/survey-books/bighornwrs_1947_part1.pdf
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    Big Horn Basin Irrigation Project, ca 1900.

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    Big Horn Basin Irrigation Project, ca 1900.
    Bighorn Canal Headgate Lat. 45.315661°, Long -107.951746° near Ft. Smith MT

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