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Collection  D 003:
Vallecito Dam (La Plata County, Colo.)
construction photos
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View of government and contractor camps


Bateman, A. F.

View of government camp and contractor's camp from mountain on South side of valley. Contractor's camp to the left, government camp in center, and Vallecito Dam at extreme right. Note temporary diversion channel and log crib drop in lower right hand corner.

Pine R - 133 a&b


Subject terms:
Water diversion--Colorado--Pine River--Pictorial works--1938-1940
Pine River Irrigation Project (U.S.)--History
Vallecito Reservoir (Colo.)--History

Biographical note: Major C. A. Burns (grandfather of Dr. William R. Burns, the owner of the album containing the original photographic print) was a construction engineer with the Army Corps of Engineers in the construction of the Vallecito Dam, 1938-1940.

This digital image is 2007 Center of Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis College.                  Accession 2005:09015.
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