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First earth being moved at Garrison Dam construction site
First earth being moved at Garrison Dam construction site
TitleFirst earth being moved at Garrison Dam construction site
Date of Original1947-10-04
DescriptionExcavation begins with several different pieces of machinery at the construction site of the Garrison Dam. Small groups of people also stand on the site.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectWater
Work Life
Subject (LCTGM)Dams
Construction
LocationGarrison Dam (N.D.)
Missouri River
Decade1940-1949
Item Number00073-014
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"Photo no. 3 As this first earth was being moved at Garrison on October 4, 1947, the site of the powerhouse foundation and stilling basin looked this way. This stage of the excavation was known as Stage I and included excavation of part of the powerhouse area, part of the intake area and intake channel and the placing of about 14 million cubic yards of material in the embankment. The contract was completed in 1949"--Typed on label affixed to back of photograph.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionGarrison Dam Photograph Collection 00073
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00073-014)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh00073014
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