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Title
[Cut off trench, 1915] (3 views)
Date Created and/or Issued
1915
Contributing Institution
California State Library
Collection
California History Section Picture Catalog
Rights Information
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Description
Plates in: Photographs, Strawberry Dam, Philadelphia Ditch, original construction, 1912-1916, photograph album, page 140.
Shows construction workers with picks, skip.
View 1 (2010-0333). Strawberry Dam. July 11th 1915. Pulling in cut off trench in left canyon wall -- view 2 (2010-0336). View of cut-off trench 20 feet deep in front of derrick No. 1, Strawberry Dam - Aug. 5, 1915 -- view 3 (2010-0119). Strawberry Dam, 10-5-15, view of cut-off trench showing the rock wall curred down to meet irregular bed rock surface.
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 ; 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.
Identifier
(C)001433712CSL01-Aleph
Language
English
Subject
Sierra and San Francisco Power Company--Photographs
Dam construction--California--Tuolumne County
Construction workers--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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