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    • Charles W. McConaughy

    • Charles W. McConaughy photograph portait mug shot 1933 Nebraska grain merchant mayor Holdrege
    • Photo of Charles W. McConaughy taken circa 1933
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    • George P. Kingsley

    • George P. Kingsley photograph photo portrait Dam
    • Photo of George P. Kingsley circa 1920
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    • Tri-County supporters at proposed Plum Creek reservoir site in 1931

    • Plum Creek Reservoirs C.W. Tri-County Projec photo article newspaper Nebraska Conaughy Senator George Norris
    • “Looking over the site for the Plum Creek Reservoirs,” was the caption given in newspapers when this group toured the area just east of Elwood in which the proposed the Tri-County Project would be built, 1930s. C.W. Conaughy is 4th from the left,...
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    • Norris and Johnson at the Jeffrey Hydro

    • U.S. Senator George Norris E. Johnson Jeffrey Hydroplant chief engineer construction Central District Rural Electrification Administration
    • U.S. Senator George Norris, with George E. Johnson observing, pulls the switch at the Jeffrey Hydroplant to bring the plant on line for the first time on Jan. 5, 1941.
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    • Pie eating at 4H club fair.

    • pie contest children overalls hat
    • The 4-H Club fair. End of the pie eating contest; winner has his hand raised. USDA Photo by:  Russell Lee
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    • Ada McColl collecting cowchips for fuel.

    • wheelbarrow cowchips cow chips chip woman homestead settlement child doll homesteaders homesteading
    • The woman is Ada McColl and the small child is Burt McColl, Ada's brother. The family had settled in Lakin, Kansas in 1886. In 1892, Ada became interested in photography, purchased a camera and received some instruction from a local photographer,...
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    • spray on wall

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    • Spraying concrete on spillway basin wall to help solidify wall.
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    • RR spur

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    • Photo shows reinforcement steel for walls of baffles and stilling basin. Note automobiles.
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    • outlet conduits

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    • Forms and scaffolding for pouring concrete and already completed sections of outlet conduit.
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    • stalled euclid

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    • A stalled euclid or earthmover with a load of dirt intended for core of dam. Note cable attached to machine.
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    • outlet tower

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    • Construction phases of the outlet tower. Note hay and canvas being spread to protect newly poured concrete.
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    • dredge

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    • The upstream dredge, or the dredge that pumped sand and gravel from Lake McConaughy side of dam to form the west face of Kingsley Dam. Image was actually taken from postcard that was available in the area.
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    • booster dredge

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    • Dredge used in core pool at dam's centerline to help create the core of the dam. Another postcard image.
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    • cutter head

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    • Postcard image of downstream dredge with the huge mahogany and steel cutterhead visible.
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