• Created Date
  • 1921
  • Description
  • Photographs of the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project constructed between 1918-1961. The Gorge Dam and Powerhouse were built by Seattle City Light and completed in September of 1924.The Gorge Dam construction camp at the mouth of Newhalem Creek grew to a town of 1,000 residents with a school and a church, but it did not have a name. When the city council visited the settlement in the summer of 1921, some college students employed on the projec... more
    Photographs of the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project constructed between 1918-1961. The Gorge Dam and Powerhouse were built by Seattle City Light and completed in September of 1924.The Gorge Dam construction camp at the mouth of Newhalem Creek grew to a town of 1,000 residents with a school and a church, but it did not have a name. When the city council visited the settlement in the summer of 1921, some college students employed on the project greeted them with a wood plank inscribed, "Welcome to Newhalem." The name stuck. Caption on image: 5156. 7-17-21Caption below image: Newhalem Camp - Skagit RiverPH Coll 45.1-41. less
  • Format
  • Photograph
    image
    silver gelatin, b&w
    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 150 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2005