A collection of photographs,
1880s-1890s, of construction of Bear Valley Dam and surveys of the Whitewater River, San
Bernardino County, California.
F. E. (Frank Elwood) Brown (1856-1914) was the chief engineer of Bear Valley Dam, built in
1884 to supply water to parts of San Bernardino County, California. He was also the
co-founder of Redlands, California, and a founder of the Bear Valley Land and Water Company.
In the early 1890s, Brown formed the Bear Valley Irrigation Company to survey the Whitewater
River (between the San Bernardino Mountains and the Coachella Valley) to prepare for
pipeline construction to the Alessandro irrigation district, San Bernardino County.
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