Inventory of the John S. Eastwood Papers, 1884-1979 (bulk 1903-1924)

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Inventory of the John S. Eastwood Papers, 1884-1979 (bulk 1903-1924)

Collection number: EASTWOOD

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
Processed by:
Water Resources Collections and Archives staff
Date Completed:
June 1993
Encoded by:
James Ryan
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: John S. Eastwood Papers, 1884-1979 (bulk 1903-1924)
Collection number: EASTWOOD
Creator: Eastwood, John Samuel, 1857-1924
Extent: ca. 6 linear ft. (13 boxes) 8 online items ead
Repository: Water Resources Collections and Archives
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Shelf location: Water Resources Collections and Archives
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John S. Eastwood Papers, 1884-1979 (bulk 1903-1924), EASTWOOD, Water Resources Collections and Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Access Points

Arch dams -- California -- Design and construction
Arch dams -- West (U.S.) -- Design and construction
San Joaquin Light & Power Company
San Joaquin Electric Company
San Dieguito Mutual Water Company
Great Western Power Company
Hydroelectric power plants -- California
Water-supply -- California -- Fresno
Water-supply -- California -- San Diego
Irrigation water -- California
San Joaquin River (Calif.)
San Diego River (Calif.)

Biographical Information

John Samuel Eastwood was born on a farm near Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1857. Family tradition holds that his grandfather, Arent van Oosterhout, served as a Royal Dutch Engineer in the 18th century with responsibility for dike construction in low-lying regions of Holland. Although proud of his family heritage -- and the engineering activities of his grandfather -- John nonetheless "Americanized" his name from Oosterhout in 1878 in anticipation of entering the commercial and professional world.
In the late 1870's Eastwood matriculated to the University of Minnesota to study engineering; in 1880 he migrated west to start his career helping to build the Northern Pacific railroad. After working in the Pacific Northwest for three years, he headed south to Fresno to seek his fortune as an engineer/surveyor. Aside from short business trips, he spent the remainder of his life in California and became fervently committed to promoting regional economic growth and development. Soon after his arrival in the San Joaquin Valley in late 1883 (and about the same time he married Ella Tabor after they met at a Baptist church group), Eastwood began advocating Fresno's formal incorporation as a city in order to improve municipal services and enhance the community's image. In the fall of 1885, voters approved the incorporation initiative; in recognition of his support for the measure, Eastwood was appointed Fresno's first city engineer and secretary of the city's health board. However, he served as a city official for only a year and -- in place of government work -- soon focussed his professional energies on endeavors supported by private enterprise.
Eastwood's most noteworthy early work was usually associated with either irrigation development or the surveying of flumes and roads for logging interests in the Sierra Nevada. During this time he came to appreciate the significance of water control in the arid West as it related to economic growth. Starting in the early 1890s he drew from his knowledge of the San Joaquin River watershed and, in developing a major water power system, gained prominence as a pioneer in the world of hydroelectric power technology. As chief engineer for the Fresno-based San Joaquin Electric Company (SJEC), in 1895-1896 he built a hydroelectric power system that, at the time operations began in April 1896, incorporated the longest commercial power transmission line in the world. It also operated under the highest head (1,410 feet) and the highest voltage (11,000 volts) of any plant then in operation. Because the undercapitalized SJEC initially could not afford to build a large dam for storing spring flood waters, Eastwood's system depended upon the unregulated flow of the San Joaquin River's North Fork to power its turbines.
Had the SJEC's first few years of operation comprised a period of normal rainfall it is unlikely that the absence of a dam would have constituted a critical problem (by 1898 Eastwood was already planning to add a large reservoir to the system). But a serious drought hit central California in the late 1890s, drying up the North Fork and forcing the SJEC into bankruptcy in 1899 before it could finance construction of a storage dam. Denied participation in the eventual economic success of the SJEC system (subsequent investors renamed the enterprise the San Joaquin Light & Power Company and it eventually merged into the Pacific Gas and Electric Company in 1931), Eastwood experienced first-hand the economic importance of water storage in the arid West. It also fostered within him a strong desire to find ways of reducing dam construction costs and helped spurred his development of the reinforced concrete multiple arch dam.
After the financial failure of the SJEC, Eastwood remained involved in the development of large-scale hydroelectric power plants in the Sierra Nevada. During the first decade of the 20th century he worked for Henry Huntington's Pacific Light & Power Corporation in planning what has come to be popularly known as the Big Creek system. As part of this huge project (that encompassed the entire watershed of the upper San Joaquin River), he conceived plans for a multiple arch dam design that would impound a key reservoir associated with the system (now known as Huntington Lake). The intent of these plans was to devise a type of dam that would be less expensive than conventional massive gravity dams (whether made of earth, rockfill, or masonry) yet equally strong. In 1906 Eastwood first developed multiple arch designs that required remarkably small quantities of concrete to build. Because of the limited amount of material needed for construction, these designs also promised significant cost savings.
Financial uncertainties caused by the Panic of 1907 and corporate machinations of the Pacific Light and Power Corporation kept Eastwood from building any multiple arch dams at Big Creek. However, in 1908 he demonstrated the practicality of his new idea by building a 64-foot high dam for the Hume-Bennett Logging Company in the Sierra Nevadas about 50 miles east of Fresno. Completed in 1909, the Hume Lake Dam comprised the world's first reinforced concrete multiple arch dam. Bought by the U.S. Forest Service in 1935, this structure remains in service impounding a popular lake now used solely for recreation.
In 1910, Eastwood began work on the 92-foot high Big Bear Valley Dam in southern California to be used by irrigation farmers to increase crop production in the Redlands/San Bernardino region. After completing the Big Bear Valley Dam in 1911, he immediately began working on a major project for the Great Western Power Company (GWPC) in northern California. By this time he realized that he would not be called upon to supervise construction of Henry Huntington's Big Creek system. So, leaving Fresno and moving to Oakland, he commenced work as a specialist devoted to the design and construction of multiple arch dams for clients throughout California and the West as a whole.
As part of its Feather River hydroelectric power system, the Great Western Power Company planned a large storage dam at Big Meadows. Originally, the company intended to erect a concrete gravity dam at this important reservoir site, or at least this had been the hope of the firm's engineering consultant John R. Freeman. Freeman, a prominent hydraulic engineer based in New England who had helped Boston, New York City and Los Angeles plan their municipal water supply systems, had also served as president of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and vice president of the American Society of Civil Engineers. In 1909, H. H. Sinclair was appointed the GWPC's vice president in charge of California operations; soon he and Freeman clashed over engineering plans for the Feather River system with Sinclair eventually gaining the support of GWPC president Edwin Hawley in supervising construction of Big Meadows Dam. Sinclair had known Eastwood since the 1890s when both were active in the Pacific Coast Electrical Transmission Association; he quickly arranged for Eastwood to take charge of designing and building Big Meadows Dam. Despite foundation problems (largely resulting from a site change prompted by concern over the ownership of the original proposed dam site) Eastwood proceeded at a rapid pace to build his multiple arch dam during the summer and fall of 1912. But following the death of Edwin Hawley as company president and a subsequent loss of power by Sinclair, Freeman found means for influencing board members of the GWPC. At Freeman's insistence, the suitability of Eastwood's design was soon brought into question by the GWPC leadership.
Without recounting in detail the struggle between Eastwood and Freeman over Big Meadows Dam, what is important is that by the spring of 1913 Freeman was able to convince the GWPC's corporate leaders to abandon Eastwood multiple arch design in favor of a massive earthfill design. Significantly, the heart of Freeman's objection to Eastwood's design did not rest on technical arguments but derived from non-technical concerns about the appearance of the multiple arch design and the "psychological" disquiet (a term specifically used by Freeman) that the design would supposedly engender among the general public.
In the wake of the Big Meadows controversy -- and the associated dispute with Freeman -- Eastwood found himself a professional outsider within the world of engineering and high-level finance. Rather than abandon interest in multiple arch technology, he instead concentrated his professional energies on the goal of developing inexpensive -- yet structurally sound -- dam designs to further economic development in the West. Driven by a desire to further western economic development through the construction of inexpensive dams, he even went so far as to rhapsodize in a 1914 speech that: "The California Slogan e'er should be, that t'is a crime to let our rivers reach the sea."
Between 1913 and 1915 he struggled to find commissions, building a small irrigation dam in Yuba County (Los Verjels Dam) and a mining debris dam in Jackson, California (Kennedy Dam) for a comparable amount. In 1915, Sylvester Q. Cannon, city engineer for Salt Lake City, engaged him to develop a design for the newly-planned municipal water supply reservoir at Mountain Dell; when Eastwood's proposal came in at a dramatically less expensive price than competing designs he received the commission for this 150-foot-high design. In concert with the Mountain Dell commission, Eastwood's other big opportunity came when San Diego County businessman Ed Fletcher embraced the economic advantages offered by Eastwood's designs. With Fletcher, Eastwood found a patron who could begin to counteract the opposition promulgated by Freeman and who could help disseminate his ideas within the Western business community.
Under Fletcher's patronage, Eastwood designed four dams that were built in San Diego County during 1917-18. These included the Lake Hodges and San Dieguito dams built for the San Dieguito Mutual Water Company (with most financing provided by the Santa Fe Railway Company), the Murray Dam for the Cuyamaca Water Company (largely financed by Fletcher's partner James Murray), and the Eagles Nest Dam in the midst of Ed Fletcher's family retreat in near Warners Spring. Although no other Eastwood dams were ever built in San Diego County, during the early 1920s Fletcher worked with him on a variety of projects in the San Diego River watershed that were ultimately squelched because of state supreme court rulings over water rights issues. Fletcher also proved instrumental in promoting Eastwood's skills to city authorities in Phoenix, Arizona; as a result Eastwood designed the Cave Creek Dam, which provided flood control for the city from the time of its completion in 1923 until being replaced by larger dam in the early 1980s.
Other Eastwood commissions completed in the early 1920s include: the Fish Creek Dam built for Mormon irrigation interests near Carey, Idaho; the Littlerock Dam built for the Littlerock and Palmdale Irrigation Districts in the Antelope Valley north of Los Angeles; the Anyox Dam built for the Granby Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company in northern British Columbia (for many years this 156-foot-high structure stood as the tallest dam in Canada); and the Webber Creek Dam built for the Eldorado Water Company near Placerville east of Sacramento.
During the latter part of his career as a dam design specialist he continued to innovate in structural form. In particular, he sought new ways to minimize the amount of concrete necessary for his designs and thus reduce their construction costs. As part of this effort he developed "curved-face" multiple arch designs (used at Cave Creek and Anyox) and "triple-arch" designs (used at Webber Creek) that represent some of the most remarkable examples of reinforced concrete design ever developed in the United States. It is as a "structural artist" working to implement innovative and efficient water storage designs that Eastwood is perhaps best remembered as we approach the 100th anniversary of his first multiple arch dam at Hume Lake. After coming into professional conflict with John R. Freeman over control of the Big Meadows Dam commission, Eastwood was never able to fully overcome the non-technical, so-called "psychological" arguments that Freeman used to cast aspersions on the distinctive visual character of the multiple arch dam. But Eastwood's determination to pursue his work in the face of such opposition nonetheless stands as striking testimony to the power of his engineering vision.
Eastwood remained deeply involved in the business of dam design until the end of his life. At the time of his death he was actively engaged in projects throughout California and extending as far east as New Mexico and as far south as Sinaloa, Mexico. While working on dam designs for Ed Fletcher in the late summer of 1924, Eastwood spent time at a small ranch along the Kings River he had purchased in the 1890s. On August 10, 1924 he suffered a heart attack while swimming and drowned at the age of 67 years. The ranch is now covered by water of the lake of Pine Flat Dam. He was survived by his wife Ella (who passed away in 1931) and by his niece Marguerite Eastwood Welch.
Biography written by Donald C. Jackson, Professor of History, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, author of Building the Ultimate Dam: John S. Eastwood & the Control of Water in the West (University Press of Kansas, 1995) http://www.lafayette.edu/~jacksond/ultdam.html , a comprehensive discussion of Eastwood's life and work.

Scope and Content

Correspondence, reports, designs, specifications, and photographs, relating to dams, dam sites, and hydroelectric power plants in Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming, British Columbia, and Mexico.
Collection is described in: Dictionary Catalog of the Water Resources Collections and Archives, University of California, Riverside (G.K. Hall Co., Boston, 1970). Gift of the California Water and Telephone Company, 1961.

Note

Note: Unless otherwise noted, all documents written or compiled by John S. Eastwood

Container List

Box 1, item 1

Big Bear Valley Dam, San Bernardino County, Calif. 1910-1911; and Big Bear Valley Dam Highway. 1924.

Physical Description: 3 folders (39 pieces + 3 photographs)

Scope and Content Note

Includes final report, outline of specifications, draft of article that appeared in Western Engineering (Dec. 1913), notes, correspondence, plans for dam and plans for a bridge over the dam.
item 2

Woodward Reservoir Dam (Bear River Dam) proposed design : contract (South San Joaquin Irrigation District), specifications, notes, and computations. 1913.

Physical Description: 1 folder (11 pieces) Figured on by Eastwood, but not built by him.
item 3

Eastwood multiple-arch dam and concrete pipe : reports, maps, tables and photographs on design and construction. 1911-1922.

Physical Description: 2 folders (44 pieces + 48 photographs, 1918-1921)

Scope and Content Note

Includes: Murray Dam (Cuyamaca Water Co., replaced old La Mesa Dam); The Eagles Nest Dam (small triple-arch dam called Matilija or Butterfly Dam); San Dieguito Dam (San Dieguito Mutual Water Co.); Lake Hodges Dam (originally called Carroll Dam).
Box 2, item 4

Miscellaneous correspondence relating to various arch dam construction projects. 1907-1924.

Physical Description: 1 folder (16 pieces)
item 5

Project on Two States Irrigation and Power Co., located in Wyoming and Utah. 1913.

Physical Description: 1 folder (2 pieces)
item 6

San Elijo Dam, built for San Dieguito Mutual Water Co. : data, correspondence and blueprints on the design and construction. 1917- 1922.

Physical Description: 2 folders (19 pieces)
item 7

Malad River Dam, built for the Malad Reservoir Co., Malad, Idaho : reports, correspondence, maps, tables. 1915-1917.

Physical Description: 2 folders (20 pieces + 12 photographs)
Box 3, item 8

Yuba Dam, built for the Brandy City Mining Co., San Francisco, on the North Fork of the Yuba River, Calif. : notes, calculations, maps, plans, specifications. 1914.

Physical Description: 1 folder (10 pieces)
item 9

Anyox Dam, built by Granby Consolidated Mining, Smelting & Power Co., Ltd. on Falls Creek, British Columbia : reports, correspondence, calculations, maps. 1921-1923.

Physical Description: 1 folder (46 pieces + 11 photographs)
item 10

Sheep Rocks Dam, Pitt River Project, Shasta County : reports, correspondence, maps, plans, estimates, etc. 1919-1920.

Physical Description: 2 folders (25 pieces + 11 photographs)

Scope and Content Note

Includes: Report on the Pitt River Power Company, including design and estimate for the proposed power plant at Sheep Rocks, January 1919.
Box 4, item 11

Field notebooks for various water resources development projects. 1884-1920.

Physical Description: 7 notebooks

Scope and Content Note

Partial contents: Mill Ditch -- Fresno Railroad Company -- Chateau Ave. -- Yuba Dam, Kennedy Dam -- Copper King water supply, Dog Creek -- Shaver Dam site, Mono conduit line -- No. 4 Tunnel Line, Tamarack Meadows, Dinkey Creek -- Vermillion Valley, Mono Dam -- Argonaut Dam -- Big Bear Valley Dam -- Soquel and Big Creek diversions -- E.A. Williams Ditch and Pipeline -- San Joaquin Electric Company Pole Line -- Mono and Lily Lake -- South Fork Ditch, San Francisco P.L. -- Klikipudi site -- Centreville Ditch -- Liberty Canal -- Crane Valley surveys and notes -- Big Creek levels -- Hume Lake Dam.
Box 5, item 12

Hume Lake Dam, on Ten-Mile Creek near Fresno, Calif. : general specifications. 1907-1913.

Physical Description: 1 folder (7 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes: Specifications for a buttressed arched concrete dam for Ten-Mile, Hume-Bennett Lumber Company -- Discussion of the multiple arch dam.
item 13

Argonaut Debris Dam, built for Argonaut Mining Co. in Amador County, Calif. : reports, calculations, news clippings. 1915-1916.

Physical Description: 1 folder (33 pieces)
item 14

Kennedy Debris Dam extension, for the Kennedy Mining and Milling Co., Jackson, Amador County, Calif. : description and specifications. 1914- 1916.

Physical Description: 2 folders (31 pieces)
item 15

Carey Valley Dam, built by Atlas Development Co. on Fish Creek near Carey, Blaine County, Idaho : estimates, blueprints, specifications, correspondence, maps, calculations. 1916-1919.

Physical Description: 1 folder (15 pieces + 2 photographs)
item 16

Mountain Dell Dam, built by Salt Lake City Water Supply Co. on Parley's Canyon River, Utah : correspondence, reports, calculations. 1915- 1917.

Physical Description: 1 folder (27 pieces + 4 photographs)
item 17

Kaweah Dam, Calif., for Northern California Power Co. : correspondence, calculations, maps. 1903-1919.

Physical Description: 1 folder (19 pieces) Figured on by Eastwood, but not built by him.
Box 6, item 18

Big Meadows Dam, built for Great Western Power Co. on North Fork of the Feather River, Calif. : correspondence, calculations, estimates, reports, maps, blueprints. 1910-1913.

Physical Description: 7 folders (150 pieces + 59 photographs)
Box 7, item 19

White Salmon Dam, near Portland, Northwestern Electric Co.'s proposed dam on the White Salmon River, Or. : correspondence, calculations, maps. 1911-1912.

Physical Description: 1 folder (27 pieces) Figured on by Eastwood, but not built by him.
item 20

Mormon Flat Dam, proposed by Salt River Valley Water Users' Association for Salt River, Ariz. : correspondence, estimates, news clippings, maps. 1923.

Physical Description: 1 folder (18 pieces + 2 photographs)
item 21

Big Creek Dams, built by Pacific Light and Power Corp. for power development on Big Creek, Calif. : correspondence, calculations, reports, profiles. 1911- 1917.

Physical Description: 1 folder (39 pieces + 2 photographs)

Scope and Content Note

Includes: Raising the Big Creek dams, Pacific Light and Power Co. -- Estimate of cost of gravity dams of Cyclopean Concrete for the Big Creek power development, February 24, 1912.
item 22

Chowchilla Dam (proposed), south of Bailey Flats for irrigation of 20,000-acre tract 1.5 miles from Sharon, Calif. : correspondence, calculations, topographic maps. 1917-1918.

Physical Description: 1 folder (13 pieces + 1 photograph)
item 23

Los Verjels Dam, near Chico, built for Los Verjels Land and Water Co. on Dry Creek, Calif. (created Lake Mildred) : correspondence and calculations. 1913- 1915.

Physical Description: 1 folder (11 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes: Description and general specifications of the Los Verjels Dam for the Los Verjels Land & Water Company.
item 24

Smith Ferry Dam (proposed) for the Reedsport Co., on the Umpqua River, Or. : correspondence, calculations, maps. 1914.

Physical Description: 1 folder (10 pieces) Figured on by Eastwood, but not built by him.
item 25

Grizzly Creek Dam (proposed) for Grizzly Creek Ice Co., Reno, Nev. : reports, correspondence, calculations, maps. 1914.

Physical Description: 1 folder (13 pieces) Figured on by Eastwood, but not built by him.
item 26

Birch Creek Dam (proposed), near Dupayer, Mont. : reports, correspondence, maps. 1912.

Physical Description: 1 folder (4 pieces + 1 photograph) Figured on by Eastwood, but not built by him.
item 27

Proposed multiple arched steel-concrete dams for the Alfred Davis Reservoir, Turlock Irrigation District : reports and notes. 1913.

Physical Description: 1 folder (3 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes: General description of steel-concrete structures -- Specifications for the construction of the dams and levees of the Alfred Davis Reservoir.
item 28

Diamond Creek Dam (proposed) : report and calculations. 1923.

Physical Description: 1 folder (9 pieces) Figured on by Eastwood, but not built by him.
item 29

Balojaque Dam, Mexico : correspondence, drawings, topographic maps. 1922.

Physical Description: 1 folder (12 pieces) Designed by Eastwood, but built by Mexico.
item 30

Lost Creek Reservoir and Slate Creek Dam, South Feather Land and Water Co.'s plan of proposed dam and reservoir : correspondence and maps. 1914.

Physical Description: 1 folder (11 pieces) Figured on by Eastwood, but not built by him.
item 31

Lake Hodges Dam (formerly Carroll Dam), near Escondido, Calif., for San Dieguito Mutual Water Co. : specifications, correspondence, data, maps and graphs. 1916-1922.

Physical Description: 1 folder (16 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes: Detailed specifications for multiple arch dam at Carroll Reservoir for San Dieguito Mutual Water Company -- General specifications for storage and irrigation works near Escondido, California for San Dieguito Mutual Water Company. Also includes correspondence with Ed Fletcher, J. B. Lippincott, W. L. Huber, W. G. Henshaw, W. F. McClure, and Thomas Maddock.
Box 8, item 32

Baxter Creek Dam, Calif. : computation on proposed dam. 1917.

Physical Description: 1 folder (3 pieces) Figured on by Eastwood, but not built by him.
item 33

Lake Hemet Dam extension (proposed) : computation. 1917.

Physical Description: 1 folder (3 leaves, holograph)
item 34

Clearwater River Dam (proposed), Idaho : correspondence and computations. 1914-1917.

Physical Description: 1 folder (8 pieces) Figured on by Eastwood, but not built by him. Built five years after his death.
item 35

Barbaracomaria Reservoir. 1912.

Physical Description: 1 folder (5 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes: Statement of requirements for the determination of the desirability of the Barbaracomaria Irrigation Project -- Map of Barbaracomaria Reservoir and profile of dam site. Figured on by Eastwood, but not built by him.
item 36

Twin Lakes Reservoir (proposed dam), Big Cottonwood Canyon, Idaho : correspondence, figures, maps. 1915.

Physical Description: 1 folder (18 pieces) Figured on by Eastwood, but not built by him.
item 37

Bluewater Dam (proposed), by Toltec Irrigation District, Toltec, Mexico : correspondence, figures, report. 1923.

Physical Description: 1 folder (8 pieces)
item 38

Loon Lake Dam (proposed), Or. : correspondence, figures, maps. 1916.

Physical Description: 1 folder (15 pieces) Figured on by Eastwood, but not built by him.
item 39

Eldorado Dam (proposed), Calif. : map and figures. 1920.

Physical Description: 1 folder (20 pieces) Figured on by Eastwood, but not built by him.
item 40

Alpine Dam (proposed), Calif. : figures, graphs. 1916.

Physical Description: 1 folder (7 pieces)
item 41

Tujunga Dam (proposed, Calif. : correspondence, map, figures. 1916.

Physical Description: 1 folder (9 pieces) Figured on by Eastwood, but not built by him.
item 42

San Lorenzo Creek Dam (proposed), Calif. : specifications, correspondence, maps. 1916.

Physical Description: 1 folder (13 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes: Description and specifications of the San Lorenzo Creek Dam for the C. H. Widemann Canal and Water Company being of the Eastwood multiple-arched type of dam, January 15th, 1916 Specifications for rubble dam to be constructed for C. H. Widemann Water and Canal Company. Figured on by Eastwood, but not built by him.
item 43a

Proposed dam to R. W. Hawley. 1919.

Physical Description: 1 folder (7 pieces)
item 43b

Proposed dam at Lower Strawberry Canyon, South Fork of Stanislaus River, Calif. 1912.

Physical Description: 1 folder (4 pieces) Figured on by Eastwood, but not built by him.
item 43c

Stene Project, Williams River, western Arizona. 1922- 1924.

Physical Description: 1 folder (5 pieces)
item 43d

Asotin Creek Dam, Wash. 1917.

Physical Description: 1 folder (7 pieces)
item 43e

Gibralter Dam (proposed), Butte County, Calif. 1905.

Physical Description: 1 folder (2 pieces)
item 43f

Correspondence, maps, figures on proposed arch dams in California. 1913- 1917.

Physical Description: 1 folder (5 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes: Matilija Dam -- Warners Springs Dam -- Amador Dam -- Eagles Nest Dam, general specifications, Oct. 31, 1917.
item 44

Little Rock Creek Dam, Calif., for Palmdale Irrigation District and Littlerock Irrigation District : correspondence, computations, maps, reports. 1918- 1924.

Physical Description: 4 folders (123 pieces)
Box 9, item 45

Cave Creek Dam, Ariz., for Salt River Valley Water Users' Association : correspondence, calculations, news clippings, blueprints, maps. 1922- 1923.

Physical Description: 3 folders (75 pieces + 2 photographs)
item 46

Topa Topa Dam and Reservoir (proposed) : reports, correspondence, maps, tables. 1923-1924.

Physical Description: 2 folders (33 pieces)
item 47

Sespe Light and Power Company : hydroelectric power development on Sespe Creek and Piru Creek, Ventura and Los Angeles counties. 1918.

item 47a

Correspondence, estimates, reports, etc.

Physical Description: 2 folders (95 pieces)
Box 10, item 47b

Data, graphs, etc.

Physical Description: 2 folders (130 pieces)
item 47c

Photographs of Hammel, Brain, Piru, Eldorado, and Murray dam sites, Sespe Creek and Piru Creek, Calif.

Physical Description: 17 photographs
item 47d

Maps and general blueprints.

Physical Description: 1 folder (18 pieces)
item 47e

Brain Dam site, Sespe Creek, Calif.

Physical Description: 1 folder (12 pieces)
item 47f

Projects built for Sespe Light & Power Co. on Piru Creek, Calif. : Bent Dam site, Junction Dam site, Los Alamos Dam site, Spring Creek Dam site, Upper Piru Dam site.

Physical Description: 1 folder (11 pieces)
item 47g

Buren Dam site, Sespe Creek, Calif.

Physical Description: 1 folder (1 piece)
item 47h

Hammel Dam site, Sespe Creek, Calif.

Physical Description: 1 folder (12 pieces)
Box 11, item 47i

Kellerman Dam site, Sespe Creek, Calif.

Physical Description: 1 folder (3 pieces)
item 47j

Big Meadows Dam, Feather River, Calif. : computations.

Physical Description: 1 folder (4 pieces)
item 47k

Bradfield Dam site, Sespe Creek, Calif.

Physical Description: 1 folder (19 pieces)
item 47l

Buck Creek Dam site, Piru Creek, Calif.

Physical Description: 1 folder (1 piece)
item 48

San Joaquin River Diversion Dam, for the San Joaquin Light and Power Co., Fresno, Calif. : correspondence, maps, computations. 1909- 1922.

Physical Description: 1 folder (40 pieces) Figured on by Eastwood, but not built by him.
item 49

San Joaquin Light and Power Co.'s proposed Wishon Dam : computations and maps. 1919-1920.

Physical Description: 1 folder (11 pieces) Figured on by Eastwood, but not built by him.
item 50

San Joaquin Light and Power Co.'s Kings River power development : tables and maps for Dusy, Cliff, and Coolidge Reservoirs. 1919.

Physical Description: 1 folder (9 pieces) Figured on by Eastwood, but not built by him.
item 51

San Dieguito Dam, near Del Mar, Calif., built for San Dieguito Mutual Water Co. : blueprints, computations, correspondence, specifications, maps. 1916- 1918.

Physical Description: 2 folders (37 pieces)
Box 12, item 52

San Diego River development : correspondence, news clippings, maps, notes, blueprints. 1917-1923.

Physical Description: 1 folder (35 pieces)

Scope and Content Note

Includes Eastwood's papers on each of four possible points for river development: Fletcher, Mission Gorge, Cajon, and El Capitan.
item 53

Barrett Dam site : computations for multiple-arch dam on Cottonwood Creek, San Diego County, Calif. 1916-1919.

Physical Description: 1 folder (6 pieces)
item 54

Murray Dam : specifications, contract, maps, correspondence with Cuyamaca Water Co. 1917.

Physical Description: 1 folder (30 pieces)
item 55

Sutherland Dam on Santa Ysabel Creek, proposed for Volcan Land and Water Co. : computations and maps. 1915-1917.

Physical Description: 1 folder (4 pieces) Figured on by Eastwood, but not built by him.
item 56

Pamo Reservoir : computations and maps for the Volcan Land and Water Co. 1917.

Physical Description: 1 folder (12 pieces) Not designed or built by Eastwood.
item 57

Warner Dam, near San Diego, Calif. : computations, correspondence, maps and report. 1912-1921.

Physical Description: 1 folder (36 pieces) Multiple-arch type dam built by Eastwood for Col. Ed Fletcher.
item 58

Lower Otay Dam (Savage Dam) and Sweetwater Dam, Calif. : computations, correspondence. 1916-1917.

Physical Description: 1 folder (19 pieces + 1 photograph) Not Eastwood type dams; both failed.
item 59

Proposed dam sites in San Diego County and other sites in California. 1916- 1918.

Physical Description: 1 folder (14 pieces + 3 photographs)

Scope and Content Note

Includes Warner Dam, Morena Dam, Gila Dam, Granby Dam, Madera Dam, and Pit No. 3 (photos).
Box 13, item 60

Exchequer Dam, near Merced, Calif. : specifications, drawings, maps. 1922-1923.

Physical Description: 1 folder (16 pieces) Figured on by Eastwood, but not built by him.
item 61

Specifications for the works of the Sunset Irrigation District, near Fresno, Calif. 1893.

Physical Description: 27 leaves
item 62

Welch, Marguerite Eastwood

 

Material relating to John S. Eastwood. 1969.

Physical Description: 1 v. (loose-leaf)
item 63

Whitney, Charles A.

 

John Eastwood : unsung genius of the drawing board. 1969.

Physical Description: p. 38-49

Scope and Content Note

In: Montana, the Magazine of Western History. Vol. 19, no. 3 (July 1969)
item 64

Eastwood's report Mammoth Power Company : engineers report to the Board of Directors of the Mammoth Power Company. 1901.

Physical Description: 24 leaves
item 65

Whitney, Charles A.

 

Dollars and genius built Southern California : the story of Henry Huntington and John Eastwood. 1972.

Physical Description: 1 v., bound (ca. 250 leaves)
item 66

Jackson, Donald C.

 

John S. Eastwood and the Mountain Dell Dam. 1979.

Physical Description: p. 33-48

Scope and Content Note

In: IA, the Journal for the Society for Industrial Archaeology. Vol. 5, no. 1, 1979.
item 67

Welch, Marguerite Eastwood

 

John S. Eastwood material at Water Resources Collections and Archives, University of California, Riverside. [1969?].

Physical Description: 9 leaves