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Annotation on the back of the photo tells how the Friant Dam will sit "right in the V" where the earth has been removed. During construction of the Dam, powder charges helped remove over 1.2 million cubic yards of loose material during foundation…

Friant Dam pictured here was classified as ready for service in November 1944. In July 1945 Peter Kiewit & Sons Company of Omaha, Nebraska was awarded the contract to build the Friant-Kern Canal. The Friant-Kern Canal outlet works are located on the…

Friant Dam under construction on the San Joaquin River. The Friant Dam ground breaking was on November 5, 1939 with Secretary of the Interior, Harold Ickes, as guest speaker. Griffith Company and Bent Company of Los Angeles were awarded the Friant…
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