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[Bear Valley and reservoir]
Friend, Hervey
Hall, Wm. Ham. (William Hammond)
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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. Pg. [5a].
Shows single-arch masonry dam constructed of granite ashlar with hearting of rubble, laid in Portland-cement mortar. Outlet from reservoir controlled by iron sluice-gate emptying into culvert. Sluice-gate operated from top of dam by stem passing through vertical pipe. Waste-weir excavated at south end of dam.
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
1 photographic print ; 5 5/8 x 7 5/8 in.
Bear Valley Irrigation Company--Photographs
Dams--California--Bear Valley (San Bernardino County)
Reservoirs--California--Bear Valley (San Bernardino County)
Spillways--California--Bear Valley (San Bernardino County)
Bear Valley (San Bernardino County, Calif.)--Photographs
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Bear Valley (San Bernardino County)
Bear Valley (San Bernardino County, Calif.)

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