• Created Date
  • 1928
  • 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.Work on the dam was carried out by the Winston Brothers Construction Company of Minneapolis with work beginni... 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.Work on the dam was carried out by the Winston Brothers Construction Company of Minneapolis with work beginning in 1927. Winston Brothers used quite a bit of their own railroad equipment on the project, including a 37 ton Shay locomotive.Caption on image: D-28-3-12Caption below image: Construction Camp - Winston Bros. Co., Diablo Dam ContractorsPH Coll 45.2-6. 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