Correspondence, reports, photographs, and miscellaneous material, relating to various
bridges, dams, water supply systems, and hydroelectric power installations in California,
including the Hetch Hetchy Project, the Los Angeles Aqueduct, the Golden Gate Bridge, the
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, and to electrical distribution systems in California
and British Columbia.
John Debo Galloway, the son of James and Emily Myers (Hoover) Galloway, was born on
October 13, 1869, at San Jose, Calif. His ancestors were residents of Maryland, New
Jersey, and Pennsylvania prior to the American Revolution. His parents died when he was
still quite young. Left to his own resources, one of his dominant characteristics,
self-reliance, early came to the fore. His boyhood experiences, some of which were
acquired at Virginia City, Nev., bound, when that city was the center of the great mining
activity incident to the discovery and development of the famous Comstock Lode, made a
deep impression upon him. At the age of eight he was taken to live with friends in Napa
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