Huntington Lake Dam construction Fresno California

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Title

Huntington Lake Dam construction Fresno California

Subject

Big Creek Project, 1911-1913 -- Photographs.; Big Creek-San Joaquin River Project, 1911-1913 -- Photographs.; Dams -- California -- Fresno County -- Photographs.; Flood control -- California -- Fresno County -- Photographs.; Fresno County (Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- 20th century -- Photographs.; Huntington Lake (Calif.) -- Photographs.; Huntington Lake Dam (Calif.) -- Photographs.

Description

Picture of the dam construction on the Big Creek-San Joaquin River hydroelectric development on the western side of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range. The card is postmarked at Big Creek, California on 31 November 1912 meaning this is probably one of the three dams constructed between 1911 and 1913 to create the Huntington Lake Reservoir, the first reservoir built as part of the "Initial Development." The elaborate wooden trestlework was needed to hoist the mixed concrete and chute it down onto the work face.

Source

1 Photographic print :b&w ;9 x 14 cm.

Publisher

San Joaquin Valley Library System

Date

ca 1912

Contributor

Fresno County Public Library

Rights

This image is being made available for educational and research purposes only, under the "fair use" clause of the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) Further questions regarding the image or its use may be directed to the Fresno County Public Library, Heritage Center, 2420 Mariposa St, Fresno, CA 93721. Phone: 559-600-6230 HeritageCenter@fresnolibrary.org

Relation

SJV Photo Heritage

Format

image/jpeg

Language

en

Type

Image

Identifier

frp0156

Coverage

ca 1912

Files

frp0156a.jpg

Citation

“Huntington Lake Dam construction Fresno California,” San Joaquin Valley Library System Digital Collections, accessed February 3, 2023, http://digital.sjvls.org/document/1803.

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