Merced Irrigation District Centennial Celebration
Exhibit Open On Thursday, November 7, 20019 at 5:00PM.

Merced County Courthouse Museum will open the “Merced Irrigation District Centennial Celebration” exhibit on Thursday, November 7 at 5:00 p.m. Organized in 1919, MID’s original mission was to provide water for local farmers. Over the past century, MID has evolved from a purveyor of water for agriculture to providing power and recreation to the community it serves. In recent history, reflecting changing societal values, MID has become deeply engaged in a host of environmental stewardship efforts and is on the frontlines of many of California’s most pressing water policy challenges.

Featuring a history timeline and Jim Cunningham’s photos of our farm landscape, this exhibit celebrates MID’s past, present, and future. During the exhibit opening, there will be a special presentation and celebration at 6:00 p.m. For more information about the exhibit, please contact the Courthouse Museum at 723-2401. Admission to the event is free.

Postcard - MID Centennial
Postcard - MID Centennial

Crocker-Huffman Diversion Dam on Merced River Before and After Construction, 1910
Crocker-Huffman Diversion Dam on Merced River Before Construction, 1910
Crocker-Huffman Diversion Dam on Merced River After Construction, 1910


Exchequer Dam before, during, and after Construction, 1924, 1925, 1926
Exchequer Dam before, Construction, 1924
Exchequer Dam  during, Construction, 1925
Exchequer Dam after Construction, 1926


MID Office on Canal Street and First Board President C. M. Cross
MID Office on Canal Street and First Board President C. M. Cross