[C.1950s Morrison-Knudsen Corporation Dam and Tunnel Projects; Collection of 32 photographs].
Based in Boise, the Morrison–Knudsen Corporation (M–K) built the Hoover Dam, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, and projects for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Taken for M–K Corporation, these photographs record the firm’s dam and tunnel engineering projects mostly in Western America and Canada during the 1940s and 1950s. Many images have a caption sheet identifying and describing individual projects (chiefly, the generation of hydro-electric power) and each project’s location.
M-K worked for Washington Water Power Company, Aluminum Company of Canada (“Alcan Project”), British Columbia Electric Company, Connecticut River Power Company, Idaho Power Company, the City and Power Company of San Francisco, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
These projects are photo-documented:
• Hoover Dam on the Nevada-Arizona border (2 images)
• Broadway Tunnel in San Francisco (3)
• Eklutna Tunnel near Anchorage, Alaska (2)
• Red Hill underground fuel storage vaults in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (1)
• City Tunnel Extension, Boston (1)
• La Joie Dam (Lajoie Dam) in British Columbia (3)
• Excavations and tunnels for the Alcan Project in northwest British Columbia, such as the Kenney Dam (6)
• Lucky Peak Dam (1)
• Cabinet Gorge Dam (1)
• C.J. Strike Dam and Cascade Dam, Idaho (2)
• Littleton Dam, New Hampshire (1)
• Hungry Horse Dam, Montana (1)
• Lookout Point Dam, Oregon (1)
• Chief Joseph Powerhouse (for the Chief Joseph Dam) on the Columbia River near Bridgeport, Washington (1)
• Boysen Dam, Wyoming (1)
• Cubatao Underground Powerhouse, Brazil (1)
• Unidentified projects (4)
Description: [C.1950s Morrison-Knudsen Corporation Dam and Tunnel Projects; Collection of 32 photographs].
[Various places, c. 1950–1955]. 8 x 10 inches. Near Fine.