The following is a list of the Fraternal
Organizations of Riverside:
F. & A. M., Evergreen Lodge, No. 259
R. A. M., Riverside Chapter, No. 67
K. T., Riverside Commandery, No. 28
K. P. Sunnyside Lodge, No. 112
U. R. K. P.
I. O. O. F., Riverside Lodge, No. 282
I. O. O. F., Star Encampment, No. 73
I. O. O. F., Canton Sherman, No. 25, P. M.
G. A. R., Riverside Post, No. 118
W. R. C., Post No. 34; Riverside Rifles, Company C, Ninth Regiment, Captain J.
N. Keith, organized 1890
W. C. T. U.
Orange Growers' Association; Society of Christian Endeavor.
Riverside has an excellent daily and weekly newspaper, the Press, edited by Hon.
E. W. Holmes, and also another good weekly, the Phoenix.
The Riverside cemetery is on the southern side of the settlement.
The Riverside Water Company
The 14,000 acres of irrigable land embraced in the Riverside colony are under
the system of ditches constructed and owned by this water company. The owner of
each acre of land en-titled to water from this company's system has two shares
of the company's stock attached to the land, and transferable only with that
land, so that the company is composed entirely of users of water.
There are about thirty miles of main canals, and
nearly eighty miles of laterals. The amount of water now running in the canals
is about 3,500 inches. On the upper canal, some three miles above Riverside,
there is a drop of about forty feet, giving waterpower equal to about
300-horse-power, which is utilized by the Electric Light Company.
The domestic system is separate in its working from the irrigating system, while
it is owned and managed by the same company. The water is piped from the wells
in a seventeen-inch main, and delivered under a pressure of 170 feet. The
carrying capacity of the pipe is 225 inches, or about 3,200,000 gallons per
diem. The main is laid below the town for over seven miles down the valley, thus
bringing pure artesian water to the doors of most of the citizens, from the
source of supply, which is fifteen artesian wells, eight miles above the town.
The water is remarkably pure and soft. The domestic water system cost about
$250,000, and the irrigating system over $600,000. The officers of this company
are: Joseph Jarvis, M. D., President; J. Frost, Vice-President; G. O. Newman,
Engineer; D. CorvelI, Secretary.
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