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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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • storage behind dam

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    • Early photo of Lake McConaughy as it begins to fill for the first time; note incomplete riprap on face of dam. Reservoir was holding about 175,000 acre-feet when photo was taken in 1941 (capacity was almost 2 million acre-feet).
    • riprap crew

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    • Crew laying prefabricated, interlocking concrete slabs as the original riprap on the face of the dam. The protection didn't work and was later broken up and removed with the help of German prisoners-of-war from nearby prison camps. Replaced with...
    • Steam hammer for piling

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    • The steam hammer driving test steel sheet piling for cut-off wall at center of Kingsley Dam. This piling was driven 121 ft. deep, including 5 ft. of penetration into the Brule clay formation beneath the river bed.
    • Diversion Dam

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    • View of first water being diverted through headgates at temporary diversion point (called the middle diversion dam) into the Phelps Canal for seasoning the canal's banks. Structure was located near where the Johnson No. 2 Return and Phelps Canal...
    • Dredge at Kingsley Dam

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    • The downstream dredge that was used to pump sand and gravel to form the east side of Kingsley Dam. The action of the electric-powered dredge formed Lake Ogallala on the downstream side of the dam.
    • Road on top of dam

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    • Kingsley Dam nearing completion. Dredges were used to pump the fill to form the sides of the dam, and earthmovers brought in dirt to complete to upper portion of the dam.
    • Passing North Platte River flows

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    • Photo shows water passing through the penstock beneath Kingsley Dam during construction of the dam. North Platte River flows had to be passed through the construction site while the dam was under construction.
    • pipeline for hydraulic fill

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    • The trestles and pipeline that carried sand, gravel and water from the North Platte River bed to form the sides of Kingsley Dam. The pipeline was connected to a dredge which pumped the material from the riverbed.
    • Dam site shortly after construction

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    • In an example of war-time security, soldiers can be seen in this picture guarding Kingsley Dam. While the threat of sabotage was not great, soldiers were nevertheless posted to guard the dam round the clock during WWII.
    • G. Johnson & R. Canaday

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    • Two of the most prominent promoters of the Tri-County Project, Ralph O. Canaday and George E. Johnson, survey activities during construction at Kingsley Dam. Canaday served as legal counsel and secretary of the District, while Johnson was chief...
    • D.W. Kingsley

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    • Dr. Donaldson W. Kingsley of Hastings, son of George P. Kingsley (for whom Kingsley Dam was named) served as the District's first president of the board of directors. Dr. Kingsley's involvement with the District began in 1933 when he worked...
    • Kingsley Dam outlets

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    • Water flowing through temporary conduit at base of Morning Glory spillway. Caterpiller diesel tractor and LeTourneau scraper at center of photo. Scaffolding for discharge pipelines from dredges and floating pipe for discharge into the dam's core...

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