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Title
[Excavation site, April 20, 1913] (3 views)
Date Created and/or Issued
1912
Contributing Institution
California State Library
Collection
California History Section Picture Catalog
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Description
Plates in: Photographs, Strawberry Dam, Philadelphia Ditch, original construction, 1912-1916, photograph album, page 3.
View 1 (2010-0168). Excavation started for rocwall, April, 20, 1913. Shows buildings, hoists, locomotive and railroad tracks -- view 2 (2010-0169). Excavation and rockfill. April, 20, 1913. Shows buildings, railroad tracks and locomotive -- view 3 (2010-0170). Redrock on north slope of toe wall. April, 20,1913. Shows hoisting machinery, buildings, flatbed rail cars.
Album documents the building of Strawberry Dam between 1912 and 1916; dam was built at the site of an older Strawberry Dam on lower Strawberry Creek for Sierra and San Francisco Power Company by Willetts & Burr; also shows work on Philadelphia Ditch, a ditch and flume running from a point on South Fork of Stanislaus River 1 1/2 miles sw of town of Strawberry to Philadelphia Diggins (ditch bought by Power Company from Stockton Gravel Mining Co. in 1912); dam and ditch intended to supply water locally and electricity and power to markets as far as San Francisco.
Type
image
Format
Photographs.
Nonprojected graphic
Extent
3 photographic prints ; 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 in. and 3 x 5 1/4 in.
Language
English
Subject
Sierra and San Francisco Power Company--Photographs
Dam construction--California--Tuolumne County
Hoisting machinery
Railroads--California--Tuolumne County
Excavation--California--Tuolumne County
Waterworks--California--San Francisco
Strawberry Dam (Calif.)--Photographs
Tuolumne County (Calif.)--Photographs
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Place
California
Tuolumne County
San Francisco
Strawberry Dam (Calif.)
Tuolumne County (Calif.)

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