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World's highest dam completed - 376 foot high Pacoima dam in California took 4 years to build and cost $2,500,000 [photonegative]

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Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on film. (possibly nitrate)
1 item, 4" x 5"
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1920
1930
1920-1930
Notes:
Company catalog card included.
Currently stored in box 3.1.71 [227B].
U&U caption in file box: 2028-A309.
Summary:
Caption: "San Fernando, Cal. - Photo shows: A closeup of the huge 30-inch outlook valve with which the impounded waters are controlled in the new Pacoima Dam which has just been completed at a cost of $2,500,000. It was built by Los Angeles county as a part of its water conservation program and drains 25 sq. miles in the Sierra Madre Mts. It is 660 feet long at the top and 100 feet thick at the bottom. It has a maximum stress of 600 pounds to the square inch."
Topic:
Machinery
Local number:
RSN 18575
AC0143-0018575 (AC scan)
Video number 27607
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection 1895-1921
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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