Who can identify this picture? Yes, these were some of the gladiolas planted in the mid 1950s by Lincoln and Louise Hamilton. Soon after Lincoln dug the first deep well in the late forties he was growing a variety of irrigated crops. From the beginning in Anza enough water for irrigated crops was a problem for most farmers. Those wanting to raise any crop usually depended on dry farming and the desired rain did not always come when needed. John Bohlen on the east side of the valley was one of the few lucky farmers having sufficient water from his well to raise some irrigated crops as well as having a large garden and many fruit trees.