the remaining markers are those of women who died from complications
of childbirth. My aunt was one such mother. She left behind a large
family, including the baby boy who was born a short time before her
all in Blue Valley has been tragic, although the original settlers and
later residents did go through hard times. But they had happy times,
too: at Sunday school, church meetings, and chruch sponsored parties.
Their religion was their mainstay.
must have been pleasure, too, in watching newly planted trees and fields
grow in that favorable climate where ample irrigation water flowed.
The wide valley produced an abundance of melons, corn, cane, alfalfa
and other fruits and vegetables throughout its few decades of survival.