Helps immensely Paul !
I’ll have to follow the path of the DD
In the LDM folklore the DD cut through Waltz’s land.
Those lots were quite large.
Supposedly Waltz help dig some of that ditch
As a laborer for Swilling? Tight for cash? Who knows?
But wherever he dug-- I want to look Ha Ha
As I understand it Dutch Ditch was implemented to bring water down from Swilling Ditch to irrigate that area of the original Phoenix town site. That seems a bit backwards to me-- as the Salt River was right there. But I suppose it had something to do with the grade of the land?
And Swilling Casa!
I always imagine he had gold stashed.
He wasn’t just a ditch digger.
That was just a front for the larger ideal.
Finding the Hohokam cache.
O I’m telling tales out of school .
I will remarks this though.
Reading LDM literature sure does illuminate a different perspective on Arizona
& especially Phoenix’s history.
Thanks for reviving the thread. I hope others find it interesting.