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Huntington Lake Photograph Album
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Description
Photographs of Huntington Lake and the surrounding Sierra Nevada Forest, California, taken approximately 1915 to 1920. Views show a mountain resort, people enjoying recreation, scenery, and hydroelectric power houses at Big Creek.
Background
Huntington Lake was created in 1912 as part of the Big Creek hydroelectric power project in the Sierra Nevada Mountains to provide power for a growing California. The first phase took place from 1911 to 1914, and in addition to creating Huntington Lake, it included construction of Big Creek Powerhouses No. 1 and No. 2. The lake was named for Henry Edwards Huntington, president of the Pacific Light and Power Company, who financed the earliest work at Big Creek. The Huntington Lake area grew into a recreational destination, with summer and winter camps and vacationers.
Extent
1 Volume (100 photographs)
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
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