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Pacific Constructors, Inc. Shasta Dam Photo Album MSS.307
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Description
The photo album contains 89 photographs detailing construction progress of the Shasta Dam by Pacific Constructors, Inc.
Background
Early on during World War II, the Pentagon declared the Shasta Dam project to be an AA-1 defense related project, thereby receiving priority status in the acquisition of money, materials, and labor. While the urgency of generating electrical power for the war effort focused attention on Shasta Dam, the main purpose in its construction lay in the attempt to solve California’s historic water problems. Shasta Dam would become the “keystone” of the Central Valley Project.
Extent
0.3 Linear feet 1 box containing 89 Photographs
Restrictions
No restrictions.
Availability
Collection is open for research without restriction.