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Huntington Lake Dam construction Fresno California

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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…

Power House No 1 Big Creek California

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Located at an elevation of 4,819 feet at the town of Big Creek, California, this is the first power house on the Big Creek Project to be placed on commerical operation. Generators powered by water falling from Huntington Lake Reservoir, providing…

Power House No 1

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Located at an elevation of 4,819 feet at the town of Big Creek, California, being the first power house on the Big Creek Project to be placed in commercial operation. Has provided electricity to Southern California since November 1913. Generators…

Big Creek Hotel Big Creek California

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Summer scene showing the Big Creek Hotel in Big Creek, California. High in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California the hotel was built in 1914 by William Thrower. In 1902, John S. Eastwood, engineer for the Pacific Light and Power Company, selected…

Big Creek Post Office Big Creek California

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A 1920's winter scene high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California in the town of Big Creek. The only identifiable building is the Big Creek Post Office. In 1902, John S. Eastwood, engineer for the Pacific Light and Power Company, selected Big…

Dam 4 Big Creek Project California

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Dam #4 is located at an elevation of 4,810 feet in California's Sierra Mountains. The dam is of concrete gravity arch construction, built in 1913 across Big Creek. The dam is a part of the Big Creek Hydroelectric System of six dams, eight tunnels,…

Interior of Power House 3 Big Creek California

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Electrical generators located inside Power House Number 3, part of California Edison's Big Creek Project in the Sierra mountains. Hailed by the press as "the Electrical Giant of the West" for its then 99,000 kilowatts of rated capacity made it the…

Winter in Big Creek Basin Big Creek California

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Winter conditions at possibly a construction camp of the Big Creek Hydroelectric Project begun in 1910 in the remote canyons of California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. By 1920 Big Creek was a construction town of 5,200 workers spread over thirty-two…