This collection contains the papers of engineer and California utility company executive George Ward Clinton (1863-1933).
Subject matter includes Ward's life in New York (1887-1900),
two trips to the High Sierra in the area of Huntington Lake in 1922 and 1923, and Ward's work with the Big Creek hydro-electric
George Clinton Ward (1863-1933), engineer and California utility company executive,
was a native of New York, were his first work was in the construction of iron
bridges and in railroad engineering. He was chief engineer for the Racquette lake
Railroad in NY, owned by Collis P. Huntington. In 1905 Henry E. Huntington persuaded
Ward to come to California. Ward became general manager first for the Huntington
Land and Improvement Company and then for the Pacific Light and Power Company, where
he was in charge of the Big Creek hyrdo-electric generating project. He was made
vice-president of the Southern California Edison Company in 1917 and then president
881 items in 3 boxes and 1 oversize
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