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Title
[Panorama of dam site, July, 20, 1913]
Date Created and/or Issued
1913
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 7.
Series of prints (5 3/4 x 3 in.) attached to canvas backing to form panorama. Individual panels are identified: Panel 1. Site of rock quarry -- panel 2. Railway grade from quarry to dam -- panel 3. Shovel on way into quarry -- panel 4. Wood chute from wagon road to bed of river -- panel 5. Over burden removed showing foundation ready to receive rock fill -- panel 6. Shovel used in removing overburden -- panel 7. Derrick used on toe wall excavations -- panel 8. Dirt dump derrick used on toe wall excavations -- panel 9. Two locomotives being moved to quarry railway -- panel 10. Tunnel adit -- panel 11. Blacksmith shop -- panel 12. 300 H.P. motor on 3 stage pump used to sluice overburden.
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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
12 photographic prints ; 5 3/4 x 33 1/4 in.
Identifier
(C)001433225CSL01-Aleph
Language
English
Subject
Sierra and San Francisco Power Company--Photographs
Dam construction--California--Tuolumne County
Hoisting machinery
Railroads--California--Tuolumne County
Quarrying--California--Tuolumne County
Steam shovels
Railroad locomotives--California--Tuolumne County
Forge shops--California--Tuolumne County
Pumps
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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