Shasta dam under construction, California (LOC)

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    Lee, Russell,, 1903-1986,, photographer.

    Shasta dam under construction, California

    1942 June

    1 transparency : color.

    Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.
    Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.

    Construction industry
    United States--California--Redding

    Format: Transparencies--Color

    Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

    Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

    Part Of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection 11671-31 (DLC) 93845501

    General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at

    Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL):

    Call Number: LC-USF35-574

    robert_rex_jackson, Hope For Gorilla, and 79 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. jdavis417 87 months ago | reply

      Title: Temple of Poseidon
      Meet Me Halfway?
      A River Runs Thru It

    2. iris.schimandle 87 months ago | reply

      I think the huge gap is what became the spillway, so I've geotagged this as precisely as possible.

    3. jessenicholas1 78 months ago | reply

      this picture is awesome, right now since of the drought, you can see the old steel tower used to build it, cut in half since being decommissioned.....i was curious of the water level, and it's even more can even see the old train tunnels!!! so cool.

    4. skateracl 77 months ago | reply

      wow what a job

    5. Lú_ 71 months ago | reply

      This photograph is part of the (especially entertaining) "across the Commons" feature Dam It!

    6. Birkenzweig 68 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called hydraulic engineering / Wasserbau, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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