William Hale Riding and wife Annie with their three children. The family moved back to Delta in June 1914. At left, Gerald Riding with the colt, Verna Schlappi (Gardner), Lionel Riding, and Mother Annie. William Riding sits on the porch. Others are unidentified.
Delta was settled in 1906 and first called Akin, then Burtner, Melville, and finally Delta. The area owes such of its growth to several irrigation projects and a successful land development campaign.