• Created Date
  • 1927
  • Description
  • Photographs of the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project constructed between 1918-1961. The Diablo Dam was built by Seattle City Light at a location 7-1/2 miles upstream from Newhalem and completed August 27, 1930. Due to the Great Depression, the Diablo Powerhouse was not completed until 1935, with the first power being generated in 1936.Several miles upstream from Newhalem was Reflector Bar Ranger Station. Now incorporated into present-day Diab... more
    Photographs of the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project constructed between 1918-1961. The Diablo Dam was built by Seattle City Light at a location 7-1/2 miles upstream from Newhalem and completed August 27, 1930. Due to the Great Depression, the Diablo Powerhouse was not completed until 1935, with the first power being generated in 1936.Several miles upstream from Newhalem was Reflector Bar Ranger Station. Now incorporated into present-day Diablo, Reflector Bar was ". . . named for the small reflector shelter built there . . ." It served as one of the early and important stations for USFS personnel heading into the upper Skagit region. A sandy flat along a bend in the river was selected and surveyed for the site in 1907, and two years later a 4-room house was constructed. A split cedar barn (built 1910) and a small storeroom were built shortly thereafter. In 1930 a new house and barn were built by Seattle City Light (SCL) in reparation for land flooded by the construction of... 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