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Mount Morris in Livingston County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mount Morris Dam Commemorative Kiosk

 
 
Mount Morris Dam Commemorative Kiosk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 19, 2017
1. Mount Morris Dam Commemorative Kiosk Marker
Inscription.  
Dedicated to the men and women employed by
the Mount Morris Dam Builders and
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District
1948-1952

Under the Flood Control Act of 1944, the United States Congress authorized the construction of a dam on the Genesee River for the purpose of flood protection for the lower Genesee River Valley and Rochester Metropolitan Area. To construct Mount Morris Dam, five contractors from across the country merged together to form the:

Mount Morris Dam Builders
Arundel Corporation - Baltimore, Maryland
Hunkin-Conkey Construction Co. - Cleveland, Ohio
J.C. Maguire - Los Angeles, California
L.E. Dixon Co. - San Gabriel, California
Shofner, Gordon and Hinman - Los Angeles, California

Work on the project commenced in March of 1948 and was completed four years later in May of 1952. Typically, there were over 400 individuals working at the construction site at any one time. Occupations included surveyors, operating engineers, laborers, carpenters, iron workers, electricians, masons, inspectors, and office workers.

Mount
Marker detail: Construction photographs image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Construction photographs
Morris Dam stands today as a testament to the perseverance and dedication of the many men and women who worked long, arduous hours to complete the construction of this magnificent structure. After 50 years it still remains the tallest concrete gravity (dry) dam east of the Mississippi River.

The designers and builders of this project can be justly proud of their work. In its first 50 years, Mount Morris Dam has prevented almost $1 billion in flood damages.

The names and occupations of the employees
are inscribed on the bricks located
throughout the kiosk foundation.

 
Erected by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
 
Location. 42° 43.876′ N, 77° 54.363′ W. Marker is in Mount Morris, New York, in Livingston County. Marker can be reached from Visitor Center Road 1.8 miles north of Mount Morris Nunda Road (State Route 408). Marker is located along the walkway in front of the Mount Morris Dam & Recreation Area Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6103 Visitor Center Road, Mount Morris NY 14510, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Why Was This Dam Built? (here, next to this marker); Dam Facts (here, next to this marker); The Largest Dry Bed Dam East of the Mississippi River
Marker detail: Construction photographs image. Click for full size.
3. Marker detail: Construction photographs
(within shouting distance of this marker); Mt. Morris Dam (approx. mile away); Francis Bellamy Memorial Park (approx. 1 miles away); Mary S. Howell (approx. 1 miles away); John W. Powell (approx. 1.6 miles away); Site of De-Yu-It-Ga-Oh (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Morris.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Mount Morris Dam
 
Also see . . .  Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area. Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area is a major flood control project and public park located on the Genesee River near the Village of Mount Morris in Livingston County, New York. The dam is situated deep in the Genesee River Gorge at the northern end of Letchworth State Park and provides flood protection to downstream areas including the city of Rochester (Submitted on December 8, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Mount Morris Dam Commemorative Kiosk (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 19, 2017
4. Mount Morris Dam Commemorative Kiosk (wide view)
Mount Morris Dam (<i>view from near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 19, 2017
5. Mount Morris Dam (view from near marker)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 8, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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