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[Bear Valley irrigation system] (15 views)
Friend, Hervey
Hall, Wm. Ham. (William Hammond)
Date Created and/or Issued
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California State Library
California History Section Picture Catalog
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Plates in: [Bear Valley irrigation project photograph album]. Cover and spine title: Irrigation. "Wm. Ham. Hall" -- lettered on front cover. Pgs. [21-25].
Attributed to photographer Herve Friend.
Waters from dam released into Bear Creek and Santa Ana River, diverted into North and South ditches. Flow down part natural, part artificial channel into system of flumes (crossing several arroyos and supported by trestles, main channel supported by truss-bridge) and channels into Mill Creek wash. From Mill Creek extends to Yucaipa reservoir of Redlands Water Company. Below reservoir, water flows into iron pressure-pipe, from there to cement pipe and into concrete chamber. Distributed over weirs to four pipelines and apportioned to cities.
View 1 (2010-6179). River -- view 2 (2010-6196). Tunnel -- view 3 (2010-6197). Tunnel -- view 4 (2010-6198). Camp beside channel -- view 5 (2010-6199). Channel -- view 6 (2010-6162). Channel -- view 7 (2010-6163). Channel -- view 8 (2010-6200). Pipeline and flume -- view 9 (2010-6201). Pipeline, flume, channel -- view 10 (2010-6202). Flume -- view 11 (2010-6203). Pipeline -- view 12 (2010-6168). Channel -- view 13 (2010-6167). Flume -- view 14 (2010-6166). Flume -- view 15 (2010-6165). Flume.
Mr. Hall served as Chief Engineer for the Bear Valley Irrigation Company between 1891 and 1894. Initial single-arch dam built by Frank Brown and Edward G. Judson between 1883 and 1884. In 1891 began construction of new dam. Frank Brown in 1891 commissioned photographer Herve Friend to document expansion of Bear Valley dam and water system. Between August and September he photographed Bear Valley, Redlands and Moreno Valley. Made a series of mammoth prints (14 x 17 in.) and series of 8 x 10 in. prints which were distributed as individual prints or as albums by Bear Valley Irrigation Company to potential investors.
Transferred from William Hammond Hall manuscript collection.
Nonprojected graphic
15 photographic print ; 10 7/8 x 15 1/2 in. and 7 3/8 and 5 1/2 in. or smaller.
Bear Valley Irrigation Company--Photographs
Irrigation canals & flumes--California--San Bernardino County
Irrigation--California--San Bernardino County
Penstocks--California--San Bernardino County
Sluices--California--San Bernardino County
Pipes (Conduits)--California--San Bernardino County
Tunnels--California--San Bernardino County
Trestles--California--San Bernardino County
Tents--California--San Bernardino County
Truss bridges--California--San Bernardino County
Bear Valley (San Bernardino County, Calif.)--Photographs
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
San Bernardino County
Bear Valley (San Bernardino County, Calif.)

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