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San Carlos in Gila County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Coolidge Dam

 
 
The Coolidge Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
March 13, 2015
1. The Coolidge Dam Marker
Inscription.
Built by
The United States of America
Department of Interior
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Irrigation Service

Calvin Coolidge
President of the United States of America

Roy O. West Secretary of the Interior Hubert Work Secretary of the Interior Charles H. Burke Commissioner of Indian Affairs Edgar B. Merritt Ass't Commissioner of Indian Affairs S.J. Flickinger Chief Irrigation Division H.V. Clotts Chief Engineer W.M. Reed Chief Engineer

Personnel
C.R. Olberg Assistant Chief Engineer in Charge C.H. Southworth Construction Engineer H.C. Neuffer Designing Engineer J.A. Fraps Assistant Designing Engineer M.R. Trenam Assistant Designing Engineer E.L. Rose Electrical Engineer Allan Sickler Assistant Electrical Engineer R.H. Rupkey Assistant Engineer K.M. Fisher Instrumentman Elvin Johnson Chief Inspector Christian Bottinger Chief Inspector Bruce Johnston Testing Inspector C.L. Shotwell Disbursing Agent John F. Truesdell Counselor
Consulting Engineers
Gen. W.C. Langfitt A.J. Wiley F.A. Noetzli L.C. Hill Barry Dibble P.O. Wright Architect

Atkinson, Kier Bros., Spicer Company
Lynn Atkinson - Elmer Kier - Ernest Kier - C.A. Spicer
Contractors

Personnel
J.
The Coolidge Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
Courtesy Water Archive dot Org Flickr Collection, circa 1935
2. The Coolidge Dam Marker
C. Tripp General Superintendent
Charles G. Clapp Asst. Sup't Huso Festich Excavation Sup't James F. Hurst Concrete Sup't F. F. Hassell Steel Placing Sup't S. S. Atkin Office Manager F.A. Wright Contractors Eng'r Johhn C. Moore Carpentry Sup't Ellis M. Shimiel Gravel Plant Sup't Ernest Wallin Rigging Sup't Neil Gibbons Chief Timekeeper H.B. Hulm Auditor

Date Work Commenced - January 1927 First Concrete Placed - November 24, 1927 Dam Construction Completed - October 25, 1928 Elevation of Base of Dam - 2286 Elevation of Roadway - 2536 Height Above Bedrock - 250 feet Reservoir Capacity - 1,200,000 acre feet Foundation Rock and Spillway Excavation - 317,000 cu. yds. Total Concrete Placed in Structure - 204,000 cu. yds. Reinforcing Steel Required - 3,500 tons Length of Central Buttress at Base - 270 feet Maximum Span of Domes - 180 feet Total Overall Length of Structure Including Spillways - 920 ft.

Dedicated by
Calvin Coolidge
March 4, 1930.

 
Erected 1930 by Bureau of Indian Affairs.
 
Location. 33° 10.529′ N, 110° 31.746′ W. Marker is in San Carlos, Arizona, in Gila County. Marker is on Coolidge Dam Road (Route 3) 9 miles south of US 70 (U.S. 70), on the
Original Coolidge Dam Interpretive Sign image. Click for full size.
Courtesy Water Archive dot Org Flickr Collection, circa 1930
3. Original Coolidge Dam Interpretive Sign
right. Click for map. Watch for San Carlos Lake signs approaching the Peridot off-ramp. Head south on Coolidge Dam Road approximately 9 miles. Marker is in this post office area: San Carlos AZ 85550, United States of America.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located on the SW light stanchion of the dam's roadway.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia - Coolidge Dam. (Submitted on March 15, 2015.)
 
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Coolidge Dam image. Click for full size.
Courtesy Water Archive dot Org Flickr Collection, circa 1935
4. Coolidge Dam
View from east
Coolidge Dam image. Click for full size.
Courtesy Water Archive dot Org Flickr Collection, circa 1935
5. Coolidge Dam
View north
Coolidge Dam, 2015 image. Click for full size.
By Doris Hyeoma, March 13, 2015
6. Coolidge Dam, 2015
View from west
A Coolidge Dam Eagle image. Click for full size.
By Doris Hyeoma, March 13, 2015
7. A Coolidge Dam Eagle
San Carlos Reservoir, March 2015 image. Click for full size.
By Doris Hyeoma, March 13, 2015
8. San Carlos Reservoir, March 2015
 
 
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