To water them, he dug the first documented irrigation ditch in the state.Whitman recognized what others would soon discover.While the term can include acts committed in the air, on land (especially across national borders or in connection with taking over and robbing a car or train), or in other major bodies of water or on a shore, this article focuses on maritime piracy.It does not normally include crimes committed against people traveling on the same vessel as the perpetrator (e.g.Marcus Whitman's Ditch Missionary Marcus Whitman, one of the most famous figures in Washington history, was also the state's irrigation pioneer.Whitman brought apple and vegetable seeds with him to the banks of the Walla Walla River in 1836.
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Early settlers dug small ditches for their gardens, orchards and pastures.
The first large-scale canal projects were launched in 18, including the Hawley Ditch and the Burlingame Gardena Ditch, which transformed thousands of acres into lush farmland and orchards near Touchet.