Government staff at Friant Dam Friant California

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Title

Government staff at Friant Dam Friant California

Subject

Dams -- California -- Fresno County -- Photographs.; Fresno County (Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- 20th century -- Photographs.; Friant Dam (Calif.) -- Photographs.

Description

With two American flags flying from its top rim and with the sign seen in this picture the bucket delivered the first load of concrete to Friant Dam at 2 O'clock in the afternoon of Monday, July 29, 1940. The ceremony was arranged by the Central Valley Project Association in cooperation with the Fresno Chamber of Commerce and witnessed by a crowd of several hundred people. Although the people in the photo remain unidentified, the Fresno Bee reported in its July 29, 1940 issue among those attending were Walter R. Young, construction engineer in charge of the Central Valley Project ; Roy B. Williams, construction engineer in charge at Friant ; M.H. Slocum, superintendent for the contracting concern ; Judge A.R. Honald, legal representative for the Bureau of Reclamation ; Phil Dickenson, director of information for the project ; Edward Hyatt, state engineer ; Clarence Breuner and Rolland Curran, president and secretary, respectively of the Central Valley Project Association, and James R. Fauver, chairman of the Tulare County Water Commission.

Source

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

Publisher

San Joaquin Valley Library System

Date

1940

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

frp0168

Coverage

1940

Files

frp0168a.jpg

Citation

“Government staff at Friant Dam Friant California,” San Joaquin Valley Library System Digital Collections, accessed July 18, 2024, http://digital.sjvls.org/document/1814.

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