Inventory of the Natomas Company of California Photographs, 1912-1916 (bulk 1914-1916)

Processed by Randal Brandt.
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
© 2001
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Inventory of the Natomas Company of California Photographs, 1912-1916 (bulk 1914-1916)

Collection number: MS 98/7

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:
Randal Brandt
Date Completed
August 2001
© 2001 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Natomas Company of California Photographs,
Date (inclusive): 1912-1916 (bulk 1914-1916)
Collection number: MS 98/7
Creator: Natomas Company
Extent: 190 photographs
Repository: Water Resources Collections and Archives
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Shelf location: Water Resource Center Archives
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of William J. Lange.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Water Resources Collections and Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Water Resources Collections and Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Natomas Company of California Photographs, MS 98/7, Water Resources Collections and Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Access Points

Natomas Company--Photographs.
Irrigation farming--California--Sacramento Valley--Photographs.
Dredges--California--Sacramento Valley--Photographs.
Dredging--California--Sacramento Valley--Photographs.
Gold dredging--California--Sacramento Valley--Photographs.
Irrigation canals and flumes--California--Sacramento--Photographs.
Levees--California--Sacramento Valley--Photographs.
Artesian wells--California--Sacramento Valley--Photographs.
Reclamation of land--California--Sacramento County--Photographs.
Reclamation of land--California--Sutter County--Photographs.
Reclamation of land--California--Placer County--Photographs.
Reclamation of land--California--Yuba County--Photographs.
Reclamation District 1000 (Calif.)--Photographs.
Reclamation District 1001 (Calif.)--Photographs.
Reclamation District 784 (Calif.)--Photographs.

Scope and Content

Collection of photographs showing various scenes on Natomas Company of California lands in the Sacramento Valley. Includes views of irrigation farming, dredging, drilling, canals, levees, etc., in parts of Reclamation District 1000 (Sacramento County), Reclamation District 1001 (Placer and Sutter Counties), and Reclamation District 784 (Yuba County).
Photographs mounted on paper; most with captions and dates.

Folder Folder 1, photo_no. 1-6

[Miscellaneous interior and exterior views of Natomas Company offices], April 1, 1914.

Folder Folder 2, photo_no. 7

Removing span of Bennett Bridge, Cross Canal, May 11, 1912.

photo_no. 8

In Subdivision No. 1, May 16, 1914.

photo_no. 9

Olive grove in Blk. 32, Subdivision No. 1, planted 1911-12; looking northeasterly from S.W. corner of block, May 16, 1914.

photo_no. 10

Looking east along Placerville Road from N.W. corner of Lot 1, Blk. 3, Subdivision 3; oranges planted in Lot 1, Blk. 3; olives planted in Lot 8, Blk 4., May 16, 1914.

photo_no. 11

Olive grove in Blk. 32, Subdivision No. 1, Natomas irrigated lands; nursery on right in distance, May 16, 1914.

photo_no. 12

Looking southeasterly from N.W. corner of Lot 8, Blk. 4, Subdivision 3; planted to olives, May 16, 1914.

photo_no. 13

Looking east along Placerville Road from N.W. corner of Lot 8, Blk. 4, Subdivision 3; planted to olives, May 16, 1914.

photo_no. 14

Looking S.E. from N.W. corner of Lot 8, Blk. 4, Subdivision 3; planted to olives, May 16, 1914.

photo_no. 15

Looking south-westerly from N.E. corner of Lot 1, Blk. 3, Subdivision 3; planted to oranges, May 16, 1914.

photo_no. 16

Looking southeasterly from N.W. corner of Lot 1, Blk. 3, Subdivision 3, May 16, 1914.

photo_no. 17

Nimbus Ranch headquarters of Natomas Company of California, May 16, 1914.

Folder Folder 3, photo_no. 18

Orange groves in Orangevale, 6 miles from Natomas irrigated lands, May 17, 1914.

photo_no. 19

Repairing gold dredge no. 8, May 22, 1914.

photo_no. 20

Gold dredge no. 8 undergoing repairs, May 22, 1914.

photo_no. 21

Dredge no. 6 digging, May 22, 1914.

photo_no. 22

Gold dredge no. 8 undergoing repairs, May 22, 1914.

photo_no. 23

Dam for pond of gold dredge no. 6, May 22, 1914.

photo_no. 24

Gold dredge no. 8 undergoing repairs, May 22, 1914.

photo_no. 25

Natomas Company of California well #14, near Sankey, 9:30 p.m.; artesian-water and gas, June 20, 1914.

photo_no. 26

Natomas Company of California well #14, artesian, near Sankey, June 20, 1914.

Folder Folder 4, photo_no. 27

Irrigating in Subdivision No. 3, July 5, 1914.

photo_no. 28

Irrigating Osorio's olive grove, Subdivision No. 3, July 5, 1914.

photo_no. 29

Irrigating in Subdivision No. 3, July 5, 1914.

photo_no. 30

Looking east; irrigating Osorio's olive grove, Subdivision No. 3, July 5, 1914.

photo_no. 31

Irrigating Osorio's olive grove in Subdivision No. 3, July 5, 1914.

photo_no. 32

Irrigation in Subdivision No. 3, July 5, 1914.

photo_no. 33

Brush in Bear River bottom land, as it appears before clearing, July 23, 1914.

photo_no. 34

Beans, onions and sweet corn in Bear River bottom land; corn planted May 1-15, July 23, 1914.

photo_no. 35

White beans in Bear River bottom land; planted May 15-20, July 23, 1914.

photo_no. 36

Tomatoes, Bear River bottom land; planted May 15-30, July 23, 1914.

photo_no. 37

Rice field at Sankey, California, planted May 20, 1914; looking N.E. (4 pumping plants in background), July 23, 1914.

photo_no. 38

Rice field at Sankey, California, planted May 20, 1914; looking S.E., July 23, 1914.

photo_no. 39

Pink beans, Bear River bottom land, planted June 1-10; looking west, July 23, 1914.

photo_no. 40

Pink beans, Bear River bottom land, planted June 1-10, showing condition of land before clearing of brush in April & May, July 23, 1914.

photo_no. 41

Pink beans at Sankey, California, planted June 20, July 23, 1914.

photo_no. 42

Potato crop in Bear River bottom land, 135-150 sacks per acre, July 23, 1914.

Folder Folder 5, photo_no. 43

Traction engine hauling rock and sand for pump house, District 1001, Oct. 22, 1914.

photo_no. 44

Looking north on main drainage canal from District 1001 pumping plant, Oct. 22, 1914.

photo_no. 45

Finished river levee, District 1000: 24 ft. crown, 3:1 & 2:1 slopes; view east from 2nd Bannan Slough, Oct. 22, 1914.

photo_no. 46

Pump house site, District 1000; dredge "Mars" in 2nd Bannan Slough-224' boom, Oct. 22, 1914.

photo_no. 47

Austin excavator, West Branch Canal, District 1000, Dec. 5, 1914.

photo_no. 48

Austin excavator in West Branch Canal, District 1000, Dec. 5, 1914.

photo_no. 49

District 1000 pumping plant, Dec. 23, 1914.

photo_no. 50

District 1000 pumping plant, 50" pump operating, Dec. 23, 1914.

photo_no. 51

50" pump operating, District 1000, Dec. 23, 1914.

photo_no. 52

Discharge from 50" pump, District 1000, Dec. 23, 1914.

photo_no. 53

Black eye beans in Bear River bottom land, planted May 1-15; looking north, July 23, 1914.

Folder Folder 6, photo_no. 54

Discharge side, District 1001 pumping plant, Jan. 4, 1915.

photo_no. 55

Discharge side, District 1001 pumping plant, Jan. 4, 1915.

photo_no. 56

District 1001 pumping plant, Jan. 4, 1915.

photo_no. 57

Suction side, District 1001 pumping plant, Jan. 4, 1915.

photo_no. 58

District 1001 pumping plant, Jan. 4, 1915.

photo_no. 59

Cross Canal & levee, looking south from Pleasant Grove Bridge, Feb. 6, 1915.

photo_no. 60

Cross Canal & levee at N.E. corner, District 1000, W.S. 35.6, Feb. 6, 1915.

photo_no. 61

Low place in District 1000 Cross Canal levee sacked, W.S., elev. 35.5, Feb. 6, 1915.

photo_no. 62

District 1000 river levee at Bennett's, W.S., Sacramento River, elev. 35.3, Feb. 6, 1915.

photo_no. 63

Cross Canal & levee looking north from Pleasant Grove Bridge, Feb. 6, 1915.

photo_no. 64

District 1000 Cross Canal levee and dredge "Hercules," W.S. 35.5, Feb. 6, 1915.

photo_no. 65

"Frank W." at Pleasant Grove landing, District 1000, Cross Canal, W.S., elev. 35.6, Feb. 6, 1915.

photo_no. 66

District 1001 pumping plant sump, Feb. 6, 1915.

photo_no. 67

District 1001 pumping plant, W.S. in Cross Canal, 35.4, Feb. 6, 1915.

photo_no. 68

District 1001 pumping plant, Cross Canal, W.S., elev. 35.4, Feb. 6, 1915.

photo_no. 69

N.E. Ry. & Cross Canal, looking north from Pleasant Grove Station, W.S., elev. 35.6, Feb. 6, 1915.

photo_no. 70

Dredge "Samson" cutting through Murphy Bridge, Cross Canal; view from District 1001 levee, W.S., elev. 35.6, Feb. 6, 1915.

photo_no. 71

Pumping plant, District 1000, Mar. 22, 1915.

Folder Folder 7, photo_no. 72

Interior, pumping plant, District 1000, Mar. 22, 1915.

photo_no. 73

Interior, pumping plant, District 1000, Mar. 22, 1915.

photo_no. 74

Interior, pumping plant, District 1000, Mar. 22, 1915.

photo_no. 75

Interior, pumping plant, District 1000, Mar. 22, 1915.

photo_no. 76

Bridge across mouth of Cross Canal, Mar. 22, 1915.

photo_no. 77

Operator's cottage & discharge gates, District 1000, Mar. 22, 1915.

photo_no. 78

Pumping plant, District 1000, Mar. 22, 1915.

photo_no. 79

Looking northeasterly from mouth of Cross Canal, Mar. 22, 1915.

Folder Folder 8, photo_no. 80

Grain crop looking southeasterly near Canvas Back Gun Club, District 1000, May 1, 1915.

photo_no. 81

Grain crop looking south from upper pumping plant site, District 1000, May 1, 1915.

photo_no. 82

Potato crop, District 1000, near upper pumping plant site, May 1, 1915.

photo_no. 83

Barley in District 1000, looking northeasterly from river levee opposite Smith's Mound, May 3, 1915.

photo_no. 84

Barley in District 1000, looking southeasterly from river levee opposite Smith's Mound, May 3, 1915.

photo_no. 85

Preparing to remove span of Bennett Bridge, Cross Canal, May 11, 1915.

photo_no. 86

Preparing to remove span of Bennett Bridge, Cross Canal, May 11, 1915.

photo_no. 87

Dredge "Jupiter" passing thru Bennett Bridge, Cross Canal, May 11, 1915.

photo_no. 88

"Jupiter" and span of Bennett Bridge, Cross Canal, May 11, 1915.

photo_no. 89

District 1001, looking north over Nelson's Bend levee, May 15, 1915.

photo_no. 90

District 1001, southerly end of Nelson's Bend levee, May 15, 1915.

photo_no. 91

District 1001, looking north over Nelson's Bend levee, May 15, 1915.

photo_no. 92

District 1001, looking north from 1st wing dam, Nelson's Bend levee, May 15, 1915.

photo_no. 93

District 1001, repairing 2nd wing dam, Nelson's Bend cut-off, looking north, May 15, 1915.

photo_no. 94

Launch "Natoma" opposite Nicolaus, May 15, 1915.

photo_no. 95

District 1001, northerly end of Nelson's Bend levee, May 15, 1915.

photo_no. 96

District 1001, looking northerly from just below 1st wing dam, Nelson's Bend levee, May 15, 1915.

photo_no. 97

District 1001, looking south from off 2nd wing dam, Nelson's Bend, May 15, 1915.

photo_no. 98

District 1001, looking south over Nelson's Bend levee, May 15, 1915.

Folder Folder 9, photo_no. 99

District 1001, view east from pumping plant; elev. Water, 22.9, U.S.E.D., Jan. 17, 1916.

photo_no. 100

Reclamation District 1001, pile coffer dam, south levee, Yankee Slough, Jan. 18, 1916.

photo_no. 101

Reclamation District 1001, view east in Yankee Slough from south bow levee, Jan. 25, 1916.

photo_no. 102

Reclamation District 1001: view north over suction dredge pocket, Nelson Bend, Feb. 3, 1916.

photo_no. 103

Reclamation District 1001: view north over suction dredge fill, Nelson Bend, Feb. 3, 1916.

photo_no. 104

Reclamation District 784: repairing a Bear River levee break with wheel barrows, Feb. 3, 1916.

photo_no. 105

Suction dredge at Nelson Bend, Reclamation District 1001, Feb. 3, 1916.

photo_no. 106

Suction dredge at Nelson Bend, Reclamation District 1001, Feb. 3, 1916.

photo_no. 107

Reclamation District 1001: view north over suction dredge pocket, Nelson Bend, Feb. 3, 1916.

photo_no. 108

Reclamation District 784: repairing a break in Bear River levee with teams, Feb. 3, 1916.

photo_no. 109

Reclamation District 1001: pile coffer dam, south levee, Yankee Slough, Jan. 18, 1916.

photo_no. 110

Reclamation District 1001: view west in Yankee Slough from north bow levee, Jan. 25, 1916.

photo_no. 111

Reclamation District 1001: view west on Yankee Slough, showing bow levee around break, Jan. 25, 1916.

Folder Folder 10, photo_no. 112

Suction dredge at Nelson Bend, Reclamation District 1001, Feb. 3, 1916.

photo_no. 113

Suction dredge at Nelson Bend, Reclamation District 1001, Feb. 3, 1916.

photo_no. 114

Reclamation District 1001: view south over suction dredge fill, Nelson Bend, Feb. 3, 1916.

photo_no. 115

F.R. #1: taking first cut ... 6 ft. below water ...

Scope and Content Note

Caption illegible due to overexposure of print.
photo_no. 116

F.R. #1: showing how soft formation caves in.

photo_no. 117

F.R. #1: showing large % of fine material.

photo_no. 118

F.R. #2: showing sandy loam top soil.

photo_no. 119

F.R. #2: taking first cut after step ahead; notice how bank has caved in, also full buckets.

photo_no. 120

F.R. #3: notice loose formation consisting of sand and sandy loam with ...

Scope and Content Note

End of caption illegible due to overexposure of print.
photo_no. 121

F.R. #3: note how buckets are filled ...

Scope and Content Note

End of caption illegible due to overexposure of print.
Folder Folder 11, photo_no. 122

F.R. #3: showing full buckets of loose gravel.

photo_no. 123-140

[Miscellaneous photographs lacking captions or dates].

photo_no. 141

Natoma dredge #7, sank April 1, 1916.

Folder Folder 12, photo_no. 142

Checking riceland, Apr. 25, 1914.

photo_no. 143

Framing pit, well 14, Apr. 25, 1914.

photo_no. 144

Riceland checker, Apr. 25, 1914.

photo_no. 145

Riceland checker, Apr. 25, 1914.

photo_no. 146

Riceland checker, Apr. 25, 1914.

photo_no. 147

Leveller, riceland, Apr. 25, 1914.

photo_no. 148

Checking & levelling riceland, Apr. 25, 1914.

photo_no. 149

Levelling riceland, Apr. 25, 1914.

photo_no. 150

Levelling riceland, Apr. 25, 1914.

photo_no. 151

Riceland checker, Apr. 25, 1914.

photo_no. 152

Riceland checker, Apr. 25, 1914.

photo_no. 153

Riceland leveller, Apr. 25, 1914.

photo_no. 154

Riceland checker, Apr. 25, 1914.

photo_no. 155

Well 5, Apr. 25, 1914.

photo_no. 156

[No caption], Apr. 25, 1914.

photo_no. 157

Riceland checker, Apr. 25, 1914.

photo_no. 158

Drilling well 12, Apr. 25, 1914.

photo_no. 159

Riceland checker, Apr. 25, 1914.

photo_no. 160

Blue rose rice at Sankey; planted May 20, 1914, July 23, 1914.

photo_no. 161

Well 13, June 20, 1914.

photo_no. 162

Well 14, June 20, 1914.

photo_no. 163

Oil tank, Sankey Station, N.E. Ry.; erected July 19, 1914.

photo_no. 164

Irrigation ditch in rice field at Sankey, July 23, 1914.

photo_no. 165

N. Sacramento Bridge, District 1000, Apr. 22, 1915.

photo_no. 166

Bennett Bridge, Cross Canal, Districts 1000 & 1001, Apr. 22, 1915.

photo_no. 167

Main canal & pumping plant, District 1000, Apr. 22, 1915.

photo_no. 168

West Branch Canal, District 1000, Apr. 22, 1915.

photo_no. 169

Span on Bennett Bridge, Cross Canal, District 1000, Apr. 22, 1915.

photo_no. 170

Wreck of dredge "Hercules," Cross Canal, May 1, 1915.

photo_no. 171

Wreck of dredge "Hercules," Cross Canal, May 1, 1915.

photo_no. 172

Wreck of dredge "Hercules," Cross Canal, May 1, 1915.

photo_no. 173

Wreck of dredge "Hercules" on Cross Canal, May 1, 1915.

photo_no. 174

"Jupiter" at wreck of "Hercules," Cross Canal, May 8, 1915.

photo_no. 175

Looking south on Nelson Bend levee, District 1001, May 8, 1915.

photo_no. 176

Irrigation lateral U, District 1000; view south from Cross Canal, May 8, 1915.

photo_no. 177

Irrigation pipes through District 1000; Cross Canal levee for lateral U, May 8, 1915.

photo_no. 178

May Bridge, Cross Canal, May 8, 1915.

photo_no. 179

"Vulcan" on Nelson Bend levee, District 1001, May 8, 1915.

photo_no. 180

Looking south along Nelson Bend levee, District 1001, May 8, 1915.

photo_no. 181

"Vulcan" and Nelson Bend levee, District 1001; looking north, May 8, 1915.

photo_no. 182

Irrigation pumping plant, District 1000 Cross Canal, May 11, 1915.

photo_no. 183

Irrigation pumping plant, District 1000 Cross Canal, May 11, 1915.

photo_no. 184

Blocking up to move Bennett Bridge, May 11, 1915.

photo_no. 185

Moving span of Bennett Bridge, May 11, 1915.

photo_no. 186

"Jupiter" passing through Bennett Bridge, May 11, 1915.

photo_no. 187

Span of Bennett Bridge, May 11, 1915.

photo_no. 188

"Jupiter" and span of Bennett Bridge, May 11, 1915.

photo_no. 189

"Jupiter" at Bennett Bridge, May 11, 1915.

photo_no. 190

"Vulcan" on Nelson Bend levee, May 11, 1915.