Finding Aid to the Hiram Newton Savage Photographs, 1905-1933

Processed by Marisa Escobar and Paul Atwood
Water Resources Collections and Archives
Orbach Science Library, Room 118
PO Box 5900
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
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Fax: (951) 827-6378
Email: waterarc@ucr.edu
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© 2003
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid to the Hiram Newton Savage Photographs, 1905-1933

Collection number: WRCA MS 76/16

Water Resources Collections and Archives



University of California, Riverside

Riverside, California

Contact Information:

  • Water Resources Collections and Archives
  • Orbach Science Library, Room 118
  • PO Box 5900
  • University of California, Riverside
  • Riverside, CA 92517-5900
  • Phone: (951) 827-2934
  • Fax: (951) 827-6378
  • Email: waterarc@ucr.edu
  • URL: http://library.ucr.edu/wrca
Collection Processed By:
Marisa Escobar and Paul Atwood
Date Completed:
April 2003
Finding Aid written by:
Paul Atwood and Paige Wooden
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Hiram Newton Savage Photographs, 1905-1933
Collection number: WRCA MS 76/16
Creator: Savage, Hiram Newton
extent: 15.25 linear ft. (8 boxes)
Repository: Water Resources Collections and Archives
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Abstract: Photographs covering early U.S. Reclamation Service projects and water resources development projects throughout San Diego County.
Physical location: Water Resources Collections and Archives
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Hiram Newton Savage Photographs, WRCA MS 76/16, Water Resources Collections and Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Biographical Information

HIRAM NEWTON SAVAGE, M. Am. Soc. C. E. Died June 24, 1934
Hiram Newton Savage was born in Lancaster, N. H., on October 6, 1861, the son of Hazen Nelson and Laura Ann (Newton) Savage. He was the son of a farmer. After his public school education, Mr. Savage worked his way through the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, at Durham, N. H., from which he was graduated in 1887, with the degree of Bachelor of Science. In 1891, he was graduated from the Thayer School of Civil Engineering, of Dartmouth College, with the degree of Civil Engineer. In 1913, the University of New Hampshire conferred upon him the honorary degree of Doctor of Science.
In 1888, Mr. Savage was Assistant Engineer, and, later, Resident Engineer, of the East Tennessee and Georgia Railway, the Nashville and Tellico Railway, and the Athens (Tenn.) Improvement Company. From May to July, 1889, he served as Assistant Engineer of the Hydraulic Mining Company, in the San Pedro Mining District, New Mexico, and from July, 1889, to April, 1890, he was Chief Engineer of that Company and of the Rio Grande Water Company, in New Mexico, in charge of a survey of the Ortiz, San Pedro, and Tejon Grants, embracing 100 000 acres; placer-mine prospecting and locations; ditch location and construction; and preliminary location and estimate for a pipe line, 58 miles in length. From April to September, 1890, he was Engineer of Billings Park, White River Junction, Vermont. In September of that year he located an extension of the sewerage system of West Randolph, Vt.
After his graduation from the Thayer School of Civil Engineering in 1891, Mr. Savage went to Southern California, and was employed by the San Diego Land and Town Company, of National City, Calif., as Chief Engineer, in charge of the construction of the Sweetwater Dam and Distribution System that was to be used to furnish irrigation and domestic supply. His work included the construction and reconstruction, operation, and maintenance of the System; the partition and subdivision of 40 000 acres of land; the location, construction, and maintenance of the National City and Otay Railway; and the construction of Sweetwater Park and Race Track, at National City.
In 1895, Mr. Savage became Consulting Engineer to the Southern California Mountain Water Company, in connection with the Morena, Upper Otay, and Lower Otay Dams, and the water-carrying system to San Diego, Calif.
From 1898 to 1903, he was Consulting Engineer for the San Diego and Cuyamaca Railway Company, the San Diego and La Jolla Railway Company, the Coronado Beach Railway Company, the Cuyamaca Water Company, and for the Contractor for the Zuninga Shoals Jetty, in San Diego Harbor, a Government project.
In 1903, Mr. Savage was appointed Consulting Engineer in the United States Reclamation Service, the organization of which had been begun the preceding year, and, from 1905 to 1915, he was Supervising Engineer of the Northern Division of that Service, including the States of Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming. The District included eleven primary projects: The Huntley, Lower Yellowstone, Sun River, Milk River, St. Mary (storage), Flathead (Indian), Blackfeet (Indian), and Fort Peck (Indian) Projects, in Montana; the Williston and Buford-Trenton Projects, in North Dakota; and the Shoshone Project, in Wyoming; all of which were under construction and operation within the period of his service. He also investigated the irrigation possibilities for about ten secondary projects, with a view to their construction when and if funds were made available. Among the many important structures built on the primary projects were the Shoshone Dam, a concrete arch, 328 ft in height above the foundation, then the highest dam in the world, and the Corbett Tunnel, 11 ft in diameter and 3 miles long. In addition to his work in the Northern Division of the Reclamation Service, Mr. Savage at times served on Consulting Boards relative to the work in other Divisions.
He resigned from the U. S. Reclamation Service in 1915 and, in 1916, became Consulting and Supervising Engineer for the Sweetwater Water Company of California, engaged on the reconstruction and enlargement of the Sweetwater Dam, the spillway and abutments of which had been damaged by the record flood of 1916.
From 1917 to 1923, Mr. Savage was Hydraulic Engineer for the City of San Diego, Calif. He supervised the design and construction of the Barrett and the new Lower Otay Dams, the enlargement and reconstruction of Morena Dam and Spillway, and the extensions to the City's rapid sand filtration plants. During this period, he compiled all known hydrographic and climatological data for San Diego County, made estimates of the future water requirements for the City of San Diego and vicinity, investigated available water resources, and made a plan of future water development for the city and its environs, together with plans and estimates for the dams, reservoirs, carrying systems, and purification plants necessary for accomplishing this program. He made filings of water appropriations and intiated proceedings for the acquisition of the necessary rights of way. Notwithstanding the excellent and valuable work done by Mr. Savage during this engagement, his relations with the City Government of San Diego were not at all agreeable. The City Council was composed largely of politicians, who had little appreciation of his work, and whose actions were governed by political motives, rather than the good of the community. Finally, when attending a meeting of the hostile City Council, he was subjected to a tirade of criticism and abuse, and was informed that his services were terminated. Much to the chagrin of his opponents, who had expected a retort in kind, he replied calmly very well, and with sedate dignity withdrew from the Council Chamber.
In 1923 and 1924, Mr. Savage made a trip around the world, visiting nineteen foreign countries, including Italy, Egypt, the Sudan, the Holy Land, Java, the Philippine Islands, China, and Japan. A second tour was made in 1924 and 1925. On this tour, he visited Hawaii and twenty foreign countries, including the South Sea Islands, New Zealand, Australia, the Philippine Islands, and India, where he explored the Ganges and Indus River Systems. He visited also Mesopotamia, where he reported to both King Feisal and to the British officials, on the irrigation and drainage requirements for the Government irrigation system at Irak. He traveled overland across the Holy Land, and reported on Zion and National Home movements; inspected the drainage basin in Egypt and the Sudan, traveling southward in Equatorial Africa more than 5 000 miles by railways, water routes, and overland on foot, conveyed by a force of negro porters. He went into Abyssinia, through the Sudan to the Belgian Congo, continuing through Uganda and across Lakes Albert Nyanza, Kioga, and Victoria Nyanza, to the head-waters of the Nile. Continuing southerly he went through Kenya, via Nairobi and Tanganyika, to Zanzibar and the Indian Oceau, thence returning by way of the Red Sea to Cairo, where he reported to the late King Fuad I, of Egypt, and to the Government officials of the Sudan, Egypt, and the British Empire, on the irrigation requirements of Egypt and the Sudan, on the water resources and on the control of the Nile, with recommendations to construct a third dam on the Nile at Nag Hamadi, and to increase the height of the Assuan Dam sufficiently to double the present storage capacity.
In 1925 and 1926, Mr. Savage inspected twenty-five National, State, and Corporate irrigation projects, in the western part of the United States and in Alberta, Canada, reporting to President Calvin Coolidge on their administrative, technical, social, and economic conditions and requirements.
In 1926 and 1927, he made a tour of inspection of the majority of the Latin-American Republics in the West Indies, Central America, and South America, going from New York, N. Y., to the West Indies, thence to Central America, through the Panama Canal, along the West Coast of South America, by the Transandine Railway, from Valparaiso, Chile, to Buenos Aires, Argentine Republic, and thence back to New York. Several trips were made into the Andes Mountains. From Buenos Aires he made a trip inland of more than 1 800 miles. From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a trip was made into the interior of Brazil, to and down the Alta Parana River, one of the principal tributaries of the Rio de la Plata. On this tour, studies were made of the natural resources of the several countries, with reference to the feasibility of their development and utilization.
In 1927, Mr. Savage again made inspections of the principal irrigation projects in Western United States, reporting thereon to President Coolidge. He also inspected irrigation and hydro-electric projects in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada.
In 1927 and 1928, he made a third trip around the world, visiting Latin-American Republics of South America, thence across South America by the Transandine Railway, across the Atlantic, traveling 4 000 miles in South Africa, from Cape Town to the Belgian Congo, continuing to Mozambique, Tanganyika, and Kenya, across the Indian Ocean, and to the interior of Northeast India, thence to Arabia, Egypt, and the controlling works of the Nile. From here, he went to the Holy Land, thence over Asia Minor to the Black Sea, continuing through Turkey, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, and France to England and Scotland. In these latter countries, he inspected the water supply and work at Manchester, the combined water supply project of Manchester and Liverpool, and the water supply of Glasgow, returning by way of Ireland, thence across the Atlantic to Canada and the United States.
For a time Mr. Savage was associated with Research Service, Inc., of Washington, D. C.After five years of fruitless endeavor by the City of San Diego, to make some progress in the development of its water resources, within which time the Sutherland Dam was begun and later abandoned, the citizens had become so insistent in demanding the return of Mr. Savage that the City Council deemed it necessary to comply with their demands; accordingly, on July 2, 1928, he again took charge of the Municipal Bureau of Water Development, Operation, and Maintenance. From this time until his death he served the City with zeal and untiring energy. Even during his last sickness, he insisted on being informed daily regarding the progress of the work under his charge.During this last engagement negotiations and acquisitions of rights of way and water rights progressed as rapidly as economically possible. Arrangement with the Federal Government was made relative to securing, when needed, an additional supply of water from the Colorado River, and plans were developed for works for the conveyance of this supply. The El Capitan Dam was constructed giving the city an additional supply of 10 000 000 gal per day.
Throughout his life Mr. Savage had an uncanny knowledge of human nature and exemplified great fortitude in overcoming obstacles and in pushing work. His ability to find the ulterior motive, together with his unquestioned honesty of purpose and integrity, made him loved by his friends and hated by those who opposed him.
His motto was the most good for the greatest number throughout the longest time. Stoical as an Indian, he was never swerved by praise or criticism.
In recognition of the valuable work he had done for the City of San Diego in the development of its water supply, the City Council on July 9, 1934, changed the name of Lower Otay Dam to Savage Dam.
His foresight and ability to anticipate future needs and plan accordingly were remarkable. Sweetwater, Barrett, Morena, El Capitan, and Savage Dams, which will serve the inhabitants of the San Diego area for ages to come, will stand as monuments to his ability as a man and as an engineer.
Mr. Savage was married in December, 1891, to Linna Bell Clough, of New Hampshire, who died in October, 1897. Two daughters were born to them, Lucy Eunice (Mrs. Robert L. Colthart) and Laura Ada (Mrs. Lawrence W. Hoppe). In 1927, Mr. Savage was married to Eugenia Hurlock, of Maryland, who, with his daughters, survives him.
He was a member of the University Club and the Rotary Club of San Diego. He was also a member of the Masonic Order.
Mr. Savage was elected an Associate Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers on March 7, 1894, and a Member on October 7, 1896.
American Society of Civil Engineers, Memoir (749) Memoir prepared by Charles P. Williams, M. Am. Soc. C. E.

Scope and Content of Collection

Photographs covering early U.S. Reclamation Service projects and water resources development projects throughout San Diego County.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Savage, H. N. (Hiram Newton), 1861-1934--Archives.
San Diego River Project (Calif.)--Photographs.
San Dieguito Project (Calif.)--Photographs.
Water resources development--West (U.S.)--Photographs.
Reclamation of land--West (U.S.)--Photographs.
Waterworks--California, Southern--Photographs.
Water-supply--California--San Diego--Photographs.
Water-supply engineering--California--San Diego County--Photographs.
Water resources development--California--San Diego County--Photographs.
Dams--California--San Diego County--Design and construction--Photographs.
Lower Otay Dam (Calif.)--Photographs.
Barrett Dam (Calif.)--Photographs.
El Capitan Dam (Calif.)--Photographs.
Morena Dam (Calif.)--Photographs.
Sweetwater Dam (Calif.)--Photographs.

Related Collections

Title: Savage (Hiram N.) Papers
Identifier/Call Number: WRCA SAVAGE
Title: Barrett and Morena Dams (H.N. Savage)
Identifier/Call Number: WRCA MS 76/9
Contributing Institution: Water Resources Collections and Archives

Box 1, Folder 1

Barret Dam, Unknown

Physical Description: 15 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam and watershed.
Box 1, Folder 2

Barret Dam, California, 1921

Physical Description: 7 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Photos of construction, dam and people.
Box 1, Folder 3

Barret Dam site, 1902

Physical Description: 4 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Glass photos of watershed.
Box 1, Folder 4

Calaveras and Tujunga Dams, Unknown

Physical Description: 7 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Glass photos of dam and dam site found in Box 7.
Box 1, Folder 5

El Capitan Dam site, 1917-1921

Physical Description: 26 photographs (b & w) and negatives.

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam site and people, including typed notes.
Box 1, Folder 6

El Capitan Dam, Unknown

Physical Description: 8 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of structure and explosion.
Box 1, Folder 7

El Capitan Pipeline and Riverview wells, Unknown

Physical Description: 49 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of construction, including description of activities.
Box 1, Folder 8

Cheyenne Dam, 1904

Physical Description: 2 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam.
Box 1, Folder 9

Escondido Wohlford Reservoir Dam, 1932

Physical Description: 5 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam.
Box 1, Folder 10

Fallbrook Dam Site, 1932

Physical Description: 3 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam site.
Box 1, Folder 11

Harvey Dam, 1916

Physical Description: 1 negative

Scope and Content Note

Photos of construction.
Box 1, Folder 12

Hodges and El Capitan Dams, 1938

Physical Description: 6 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam.
Box 1, Folder 13

L.A. County's San Gabriel No. 2 Dam, July 20, 1932

Physical Description: 1 negative

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam site.
Box 1, Folder 14

Lower Otay, Unknown

Physical Description: 1 negative

Scope and Content Note

Glass photos of dam.
Box 1, Folder 15

Lower Otay Dam, 1910

Physical Description: 2 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Oversize photos of lank found in Box 8.
Box 1, Folder 16

Lower Otay Dam, 1917-1919

Physical Description: 52 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam and people, including dedication.
Box 1, Folder 17

Lower Otay Dam Completed, 1920

Physical Description: 23 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of filtration plant.
Box 1, Folder 18

Lower Otay Filter Plant, 1919-1922

Physical Description: 9 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam.
Box 1, Folder 19

Marron Dam site, 1920

Physical Description: 10 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam site.
Box 1, Folder 20

Merced Exchequer Dam, 1925

Physical Description: 6 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of construction.
Box 1, Folder 21

La Mesa (Murray) Dam, 1917-1918

Physical Description: 32 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of construction and finished dam.
Box 1, Folder 22

Morena Barrett, 1926

Physical Description: 5 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam.
Box 1, Folder 23

Morena Dam, 1897-1910

Physical Description: 17 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Oversized photos of construction found in Box 8.
Box 1, Folder 24

Pasadena Pine Canyon Dam looking downstream, 1932

Physical Description: 10 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of construction.
Box 1, Folder 25

Pauba Dam Site, 1923

Physical Description: 4 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam site.
Box 1, Folder 26

PG&E Silver Lake Dam, 1930

Physical Description: 1 negative

Scope and Content Note

Photo of reservoir.
Box 1, Folder 27

Pine Creek Dam Site, 1918

Physical Description: 2 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam site.
Box 1, Folder 28

El Prado Dam, 1943

Physical Description: 12 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Oversized aerial oblique photos of dam found in Box 8.
Box 1, Folder 29

St. Francis Dam, Unknown

Physical Description: 7 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Glass photos of dam and demolished concrete blocks found in Box 7
Box 1, Folder 30

Rodriguez Dam, 1928-1934

Physical Description: 18 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam construction and people.
Box 1, Folder 31

Rodriguez Dam, 1931

Physical Description: 15 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam construction and people.
Box 2, Folder 32

S.C.M.W. Co. Cholla Heights Dam, 1901-1902

Physical Description: 20 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of earth dam.
Box 2, Folder 33

S.C.M.W. Co. Morena Dam, 1900

Physical Description: 17 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam.
Box 2, Folder 34

S.C.M.W. Co. Upper Otay Dam, 1901

Physical Description: 23 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Photos of construction and finished dam.
Box 2, Folder 35

S.C.M.W. Co. Pipeline, Lower Otay, San Diego Main Pipeline to Bonita, 1902

Physical Description: 29 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Photos of pipeline.
Box 2, Folder 36

S.C.M.W. Co. Barret Dam, 1903

Physical Description: 41 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Photos of reservoir.
Box 2, Folder 37

S.C.M.W. Co. Jamul Ranch, 1900-03

Physical Description: 3 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of ranch house.
Box 2, Folder 38

Salt Springs Dam, 1929

Physical Description: 10 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of construction.
Box 2, Folder 39

Salt Springs Dam, Mokelumne River, PG&E, 1929

Physical Description: 4 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of construction.
Box 2, Folder 40

San Gabriel No. 2 Dam site, Unknown

Physical Description: 1 photograph (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Photos of construction.
Box 2, Folder 41

San Gabriel Dam No. 1, 1929?-1932

Physical Description: 7 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of construction.
Box 2, Folder 42

Sutherland Dam , 1927

Physical Description: 1 photograph (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Photos of construction.
Box 2, Folder 43

Temecula Dam Site, 1923

Physical Description: 2 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam site.
Box 2, Folder 44

Tia Juana River (Garcia) Dam Site, 1920

Physical Description: 16 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam site.
Box 2, Folder 45

Tia Juana River Pumping Site, 1918

Physical Description: 10 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of pumping site and international boundary.
Box 2, Folder 46

Upper Otay , 1917-1922

Physical Description: 9 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam.
Box 2, Folder 47

City of San Diego City, Unknown

Physical Description: 2 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of reservoir.
Box 2, Folder 48

Ocean Beach, San Diego, 1915

Physical Description: 10 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of buildings and breakwater.
Box 2, Folder 49

San Diego Eastern Railway, 1901-1902

Physical Description: 21 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of landscape, people, and horse-drawn wagons.
Box 2, Folder 50

San Diego Fruit Co., 1902

Physical Description: 10 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of building, horse-drawn wagons and laborers harvesting crops.
Box 2, Folder 51

San Diego River Diverting Dam, 1917

Physical Description: 7 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam construction and people.
Box 2, Folder 52

San Diego River Flood 1921, December 28, 1921

Physical Description: 17 photographs (b & w) negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of flood damage to bridge.
Box 2, Folder 53

San Diego River Flood 1927, January 1, 1927

Physical Description: 4 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Photos of river overflowing the dam and inundated floodplain.
Box 2, Folder 54

San Diego River Project, San Vicente Dam Site, 1931

Physical Description: 4 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam site.
Box 2, Folder 55

San Diego Water Co. La Mesa Dam Reconstruction Fort Robinson Siphon, Mission Dam, Old Mission Vicinity, Cuyanaca Dam, 1902

Physical Description: 40 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Oversized photos of dam and pipeline construction, people, and camp found in Box 8.
Box 2, Folder 56

Lakeside, San Diego, 1927-1928

Physical Description: 46 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Photos of pipeline construction and river flood.
Box 3, Folder 57

Sweetwater Dam, 1900

Physical Description: 18 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Sweetwater Water Co, Linwwod Wells Lower, Linwood Wells Upper, Sunnyside Wells, Chula Vista, Bonita Wells.
Box 3, Folder 58

Sweetwater Dam, 1927

Physical Description: 4 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

4 photographs from negatives exposed the day following the peak flood in Spring Valley, February 1927.
Box 3, Folder 59

Sweetwater Co., Barret, Morena, Lower Otay Dam, 1923

Physical Description: 4 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam and watershed.
Box 3, Folder 60

Sweetwater Dam, 1885-1900

Physical Description: 17 photographs (b &w)

Scope and Content Note

Oversized photos of dam construction found in Box 8.
Box 3, Folder 61

Sweetwater Dam (miscellaneous), 1895

Physical Description: 37 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Oversized photos of dam construction and blueprints, includes Escondido dam and Old Mission Dam.
Box 3, Folder 62

Sweetwater Dam, 1901-1916

Physical Description: 11 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam construction and people
Box 3, Folder 63

Sweetwater Dam 21 to 40, 1916

Physical Description: 20 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Includes list of photo description.
Box 3, Folder 64

Sweetwater Dam 41 to 60, 1916

Physical Description: 17 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Includes list of photo descriptions.
Box 3, Folder 65

Escondido Dam 57 to 60, 1916

Physical Description: 4 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Includes list of photo descriptions.
Box 3, Folder 66

Sweetwater Dam 61 to 80, 1916

Physical Description: 18 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Includes list of photo descriptions.
Box 3, Folder 67

Sweetwater Dam 81 to 100, 1916

Physical Description: 25 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Includes list of photo descriptions.
Box 3, Folder 68

Sweetwater Dam 101 to 120, 1916

Physical Description: 20 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Includes list of photo descriptions.
Box 3, Folder 69

Sweetwater Dam 121 to 140, 1916

Physical Description: 21 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Includes list of photo descriptions.
Box 3, Folder 70

Sweetwater Dam 141 to 160, 1916

Physical Description: 22 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Includes list of photo descriptions.
Box 4, Folder 71

Boneta Pipeline Break, 1915?

Physical Description: 5 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of broken pipeline.
Box 4, Folder 72

Boneta Line Break, December 24, 1915

Physical Description: 11 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of broken pipeline.
Box 4, Folder 73

Colorado River, Imperial Canal, 1902

Physical Description: 16 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of river intake.
Box 4, Folder 74

Dulzura Conduit, 1915

Physical Description: 8 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of conduit construction.
Box 4, Folder 75

Dulzura Conduit, 1914

Physical Description: 15 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos on conduit construction.
Box 4, Folder 76

Dulzura Conduit, 1914

Physical Description: 7 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Photos showing progress of work on conduit extension.
Box 4, Folder 77

Dulzura Conduit, Unknown

Physical Description: 22 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of construction and people in camp.
Box 4, Folder 78

Dulzura Conduit, 1910

Physical Description: 9 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Oversized photos of concrete channel and flume structures found in Box 8.
Box 4, Folder 79

Flumes, pipelines, canal structures, Unknown

Physical Description: 51 color transparencies

Scope and Content Note

Glass colored photos of concrete channels, flumes, and pipelines found in Box 7.
Box 4, Folder 80

La Jolla Children's Bathing Pool, 1930

Physical Description: 12 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of tidal bathing pool for children.
Box 4, Folder 81

Scripps Bathing Pool for Children, 1930

Physical Description: 37 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of Ellen Browing Scripps Bathing Pool for children, includes 2 lists of photos and descriptions.
Box 4, Folder 82

McCloud River, 1912

Physical Description: 16 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Oversized photos of rural landscape, forest and river found in Box 8.
Box 4, Folder 83

Mission Valley Pumping Plant, 1918

Physical Description: 2 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of road and valley.
Box 4, Folder 84

Morena Reservoir, Swenson Children, Unknown

Physical Description: 104 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Photos of dam, reservoir, water sampling, people and houses, includes photos of Dulzura conduit, Harvey Dam, Upper and Lower Otay Dam and children.
Box 4, Folder 85

Nigger Canyon, Temecula River, Unknown

Physical Description: 25 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of canyon and river.
Box 4, Folder 86

Oakdale ID, 1938

Physical Description: 2 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Photos of crops and canal.
Box 4, Folder 87

Projects: Huntley, Shashane, North Platte, Sun River, Milk River, Blackfur, Lower Yellowslow, Shasta River, Trinity River, 1914-1918; 1955

Physical Description: 51 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Photos of concrete structures in different projects.
Box 4, Folder 88

Pumping plant near Riverview Station, films of J. Johnson's, 1939-1940

Physical Description: 12 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of pumping plants.
Box 4, Folder 89

River Wueste, Unknown

Physical Description: 38 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of pipeline installation, river and housing.
Box 4, Folder 90

River Wueste, 1912

Physical Description: 5 glass negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of people and flow control structures.
Box 4, Folder 91

Upper Linwood, Bonita, Pumping Plant, 1900

Physical Description: 15 negatives

Scope and Content Note

(NONE)
Box 4, Folder 92

Yolo Bypass, Chapter XI- Building East Levee at Yolo Bypass, 1940

Physical Description: 1 photograph (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Photo of soil movement.
Box 5, Folder 93

U.S. Reclamation Service Photos (8x10), Unknown

Physical Description: 12 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Oversized photos of Colorado River: Yuma Bridge, Milk River, Lake McDonald, dams and people (good quality photos) found in Box 8.
Box 5, Folder 94

U.S. Reclamation Service Projects, 1908-1930

Physical Description: 71 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Photos of screens, weed cleaners, pumping stations, commission members, canals, postcards, projects, and native peoples.
Box 5, Folder 95

H.G. Featon's Ranch, 1917

Physical Description: 2 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of families and people.
Box 5, Folder 96

Lew B. Harris Ranch, 1923

Physical Description: 1 negative

Scope and Content Note

Photos of families and people.
Box 5, Folder 97

R.H. Wilcomb & Family, 1918

Physical Description: 2 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of families and people.
Box 5, Folder 98

Vaudeville troupe at Lower Otay Dam, 1918

Physical Description: 4 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of families and people.
Box 5, Folder 99

W.A. Stebbins and Family, 1917

Physical Description: 2 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of families and people.
Box 5, Folder 100

W.M. Gates and Family, 1917

Physical Description: 2 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of families and people.
Box 5, Folder 101

W.M.I. Woodman and Family, 1918

Physical Description: 2 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of families and people.
Box 5, Folder 102

Aerial Photos of California Inlets, Unknown

Physical Description: 10 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Maps and aerial photos.
Box 5, Folder 103

Lower California, 1923

Physical Description: 15 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Maps and aerial photos including a map of Baja California (1894-1918) by David Goldbaum and list with description of photos.
Box 5, Folder 104

Maps of California, 1922

Physical Description: 10 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Maps and aerial photos.
Box 5, Folder 105

Miscellaneous, 1931-1947

Physical Description: 30 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper articles, San Fernando Rancho Dam postcard, canal and construction photos.
Box 5, Folder 106

Miscellaneous (Palo Verde Dam, All American Silt, Canal Lining), Unknown

Physical Description: 11 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Misc. photos of canal lining.
Box 5, Folder 107

Miscellaneous Weirs Savage, 1932-1939

Physical Description: 37 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Misc. photos of canal structures at different projects, including weirs specifications and article.
Box 5, Folder 108

Miscellaneous, 1912?

Physical Description: 6 color transparencies

Scope and Content Note

Glass color pictures of U.S. Reclamation Service photos of Shoshone and Huntley projects, and map with projects location found in Box 7.
Box 6, Folder 109

Thearle starv?, 1914

Physical Description: 48 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of vegetation and slope.
Box 6, Folder 110

TN Wood Valley Views No. 7 A-K, Unknown

Physical Description: 14 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of vegetation and slopes.
Box 6, Folder 111

Unidentified, Unknown

Physical Description: 10 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of canal construction, camp and people.
Box 6, Folder 112

Unidentified, Unknown

Physical Description: 4 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of canal construction.
Box 6, Folder 113

Unidentified, Unknown

Physical Description: 68 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photos of pipeline installation.
Box 6, Folder 114

Unidentified (pipeline), Unknown

Physical Description: 80 photographs (b & w) and negatives.

Scope and Content Note

Photos of pipeline installation.
Box 6, Folder 115

Unidentified portrait, Unknown

Physical Description: 3 photographs (b & w) and negatives.

Scope and Content Note

Photos of man.
Box 7, Folder 4

Calaveras and Tujunga Dams, Unknown

Physical Description: 7 photographs (b &w)

Scope and Content Note

Glass photos of dam and dam site found in Box 7.
Box 7, Folder 29

St. Francis Dam, Unknown

Physical Description: 7 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Glass photos of dam and demolished concrete blocks found in Box 7
Box 7, Folder 79

Flumes, pipelines, canal structures, Unknown

Physical Description: 51 color transparencies

Scope and Content Note

Glass colored photos of concrete channels, flumes, and pipelines found in Box 7.
Box 7, Folder 108

Miscellaneous, 1912?

Physical Description: 6 color transparencies

Scope and Content Note

Glass color pictures of U.S. Reclamation Service photos of Shoshone and Huntley projects, and map with projects location found in Box 7.
Box 8, Folder 15

Lower Otay Dam, 1910

Physical Description: 2 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Oversize photos of lank found in Box 8.
Box 8, Folder 23

Morena Dam, 1897-1910

Physical Description: 17 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Oversized photos of construction found in Box 8.
Box 8, Folder 28

El Prado Dam, 1943

Physical Description: 12 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Oversized aerial oblique photos of dam found in Box 8.
Box 8, Folder 55

San Diego Water Co. La Mesa Dam Reconstruction Fort Robinson Siphon, Mission Dam, Old Mission Vicinity, Cuyanaca Dam, 1902

Physical Description: 40 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Oversized photos of dam and pipeline construction, people, and camp found in Box 8.
Box 8, Folder 60

Sweetwater Dam, 1885-1886-1900

Physical Description: 17 photographs (b &w)

Scope and Content Note

Oversized photos of dam construction found in Box 8.
Box 8, Folder 61

Sweetwater Dam (miscellaneous), 1895

Physical Description: 37 photographs (b & w) and negatives

Scope and Content Note

Oversized photos of dam construction and blueprints, includes Escondido dam and Old Mission Dam.
Box 8, Folder 78

Dulzura Conduit, 1910

Physical Description: 9 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Oversized photos of concrete channel and flume structures found in Box 8.
Box 8, Folder 82

McCloud River, 1912

Physical Description: 16 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Oversized photos of rural landscape, forest and river found in Box 8.
Box 8, Folder 93

U.S. Reclamation Service Photos (8x10), Unknown

Physical Description: 12 photographs (b & w)

Scope and Content Note

Oversized photos of Colorado River: Yuma Bridge, Milk River, Lake McDonald, dams and people (good quality photos) found in Box 8.