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Inventory of the John Debo Galloway Papers, 1905-1940
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Description
Correspondence, reports, photographs, and miscellaneous material, relating to various bridges, dams, water supply systems, and hydroelectric power installations in California, including the Hetch Hetchy Project, the Los Angeles Aqueduct, the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, and to electrical distribution systems in California and British Columbia.
Background
John Debo Galloway, the son of James and Emily Myers (Hoover) Galloway, was born on October 13, 1869, at San Jose, Calif. His ancestors were residents of Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania prior to the American Revolution. His parents died when he was still quite young. Left to his own resources, one of his dominant characteristics, self-reliance, early came to the fore. His boyhood experiences, some of which were acquired at Virginia City, Nev., bound, when that city was the center of the great mining activity incident to the discovery and development of the famous Comstock Lode, made a deep impression upon him. At the age of eight he was taken to live with friends in Napa Valley, California.
Restrictions
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.
Availability
Collection is open for research.