• Created Date
  • ca. 1919
  • 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. The Davis Ranch was a homestead belonging to Mrs. Lucinda J. Davis and her three children, sons Frank and Gle... 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. The Davis Ranch was a homestead belonging to Mrs. Lucinda J. Davis and her three children, sons Frank and Glee and daughter Idessa. The family settled on the upper Skagit River in 1897, to a site eight miles above Goodell's Landing known as Cedar Bar. The Davis family's decision in selecting Cedar Bar as a homesite was a shrewd one. Not only was there a perpetual water source nearby (Stetattle Creek) and potentially good soil for a garden, but Cedar Bar was eight miles from Dohne's and a logical place to open another roadhouse. It was a reasonable distance for a traveler to achieve in a day if on foot and carrying a load. It did not take many... less
  • Format
  • Photograph
    image
    silver gelatin, b&w
    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 115 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2005