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[Hydraulic Fill]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered P-37) is of a long pipe running along the side of a lake. The second image (numbered P-41) is of a mound of dirt with water in the distance. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Hydraulic Fill Looking North from Sta. 34" taken on 05-12-26, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Looking North from Sta. 37" taken on 08-12-26. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488894/
[Hydraulic Fill and Overflow Well]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 231) is of two pools of water separated by a small dirt dam. The second image (numbered 232) is of two pools of water and a dirt mound between them; the dirt mound is lined with pipes. Handwritten text on the images identify them as (top) "Garza Dam Hydraulic Fill South from Sta. 9" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Hydraulic Fill South from Sta. 15+50. Overflow Well Close in," both taken on 02-01-26. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488869/
[Levee and Blanket]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 290) is of a dirt slope with shallow pools of water at the bottom of it. The second image (numbered 296) is of a dirt road with train tracks. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam North from Sta. 37 Placing Wagon fill Levee Downstream" taken on 10-08-26, and (bottom) "Garza Dam North from Sta. 31 Placing Wagon Fill Blanket" taken on 10-27-26. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488871/
[Loading Rock and Transferring Cars]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 292) is of a crane lifting rocks from a pile into a truck. The second image (numbered 295) is of men moving large stones from one train car to another before going over a spillway bridge. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Loading Local Rock in Trucks for Riprap" taken on 10-08-26, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Transferring Riprap Rock from Standard to Narrow G. Cars" taken on 10-27-26. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488835/
Prospects Bright for Kessler Program Cary Report Urges Action: Points Out Unity of Support and Cost of Further Delay
Article describing the changes to the city of Dallas, Texas during 1925 under the supervision of the Kessler Plan Association which designed the city plan. The article includes an over view of the plan, expenses, progress, county assistance, legal issues, and opinions. A sub-section includes a breakdown of some specific projects that happened under the plan. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207140/
[Refilling Slide and Dumping Rock]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 297) is of men dumping dirt onto a slope. The second image (numbered 286) is of men dumping rocks onto a rocky slope. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Refilling Slide at Sta. 47" taken on 10-27-26, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Shuttle Car Dumping Rock on Upstream Toe" taken on 09-10-26. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488887/
[Riprap]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 291) is of a wooden tower, with men laying rocks on a slope in the background. The second image (numbered 294) is of a tall hill covered in rocks, with some water at the bottom. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Placing Riprap at Sta. 47 from Local Rock" taken on 10-08-26, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Looking North Along Upstream Toe from opp. Sta. 50" taken on 10-25-26. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488807/
[Riprap and Railroad Track]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 283) is of a slope covered in rocks, with a pile of rocks at the bottom and a railroad track at the top. The second image (numbered 284) is of railroad tracks at the top of a hill, leading towards a bridge across the spillway of a dam. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Showing Progress of Riprap S.W. from Sta. 63" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Track Arrangement to Transfer Riprap Rock from Standard gage cars to narrow gage cars," both taken on 08-12-26. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488722/
[Riprap Progress]
Photograph taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The image (numbered P-40) is of a field, with a lake and a dam in the distance. Handwritten text on the image identifies it as "Garza Dam Showing Progress of Riprap from Spillway to Sta. 108" taken on 05-12-26. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488794/
[Rock Riprap]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 251) is of men working on a gravel slope. The second image (numbered 252) is of a gravel slope above a river. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam North from Sta. 104 Showing Rock Riprap" and (bottom) "Garza Dam South from Sta. 90 Showing Rock Riprap" taken on 03-16-26 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488755/
[Rock Riprap]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 259) is of a valley with a large pile of rocks in it. The second image (numbered 261) is of a slope lined with rocks above a lake. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Rock Riprap on Upstream Slope Sta. 65 + 50 South" taken on 04-12-26, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Placing Rock Riprap on Upstream Slope Sta. 48 North" taken on 04-16-26. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488758/
[Rock Riprap]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 235) is of a slope covered in neatly-placed rocks. The second image (numbered 236) is of railroad tracks at the top of a hill covered in rocks. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Rock Riprap Northeast from Sta. 106 + 50" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Top Curb of Rock Riprap Northeast from Sta. 106 + 50," both taken on 02-01-26. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488823/
[Rock Riprap]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 233) is of a railroad track near a dirt slope with some rocks laid on it. The second image (numbered 234) is of a hill mostly covered in rocks. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Placing Rock Riprap Southwest from Sta. 100" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Rock Riprap Northeast from Sta. 104," both taken on 02-01-26. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488763/
[Rockfill and Crib]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 287) is of men building a wooden frame in the side of a hill. The second image (numbered 293) is of rocks at the base of a dam, near the water line. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Building Rockfilled Crib at Entrance of Conduits" taken on 08-10-26, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Rockfill and Crib at Entrance to Conduits" taken on 10-25-26. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488769/
[Section of Hydraulic Fill]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered P-26) is of a long dirt dam with water pooled on either side. The second image (numbered P-27) is of a pipe coming form a mound of dirt. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Looking North from Sta. 36 Starting Last Section of Hydraulic Fill" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Looking North from Sta. 30 Starting Last Section of Hydraulic Fill," both taken on 01-04-26. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488866/
[Seven Views of White Rock Construction]
Seven photographs of construction at White Rock Lake. Each photo is identified by a handwritten caption, including sedimentation, manifold systems, mixing channels, and pipe galleries. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139665/
[Slide and Hydraulic Fill]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 300) is of a horse and some men working on a dirt slope with pieces of pipe on it. The second image (numbered 301) is of a dirt trench with pipe pieces on its sides. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam North from Sta. 25 Slide on Downstream Slope" taken on 12-13-26, and (bottom) "Garza Dam North from Sta. 32 Hyd-fill Center, Clay Blanket Right" taken on 02-07-27. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488786/
[Slide Filling]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 277) is of men pouring dirt onto the side of a dam. The second image (numbered 278) is of dirt sliding down the slope of a dam. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Filling Slide Upstream Sta. 47" taken on 06-17-26, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Showing movement of Slide After Filling" taken on 08-05-26. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488729/
[Spillway Bridge and Hydraulic Fill]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered P-30) is of a bridge built on a concrete spillway next to a building and some water. The second image (numbered P-31) is of a mound of dirt with water behind it. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Looking South from Top of Concrete Plant Near Sta. 55" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Looking North from Sta. 31, Bringing Up The Last Section of The Hydraulic Fill," both taken on 02-01-26. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488865/
[Stop-Log Tower and Riprap]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 264) is of a wooden tower built on the edge of a lake below a slope. The second image (numbered 282) is of railroad tracks on the top of a dam, with a rock barrier on the slope below. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Riprap and Temporary Stop-Log Tower, Elev. Water 500.4" taken on 05-12-26, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Showing Riprap Southwest from Sta. 68" taken on 08-12-26. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488834/
[Stoplogs and Dam]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 265) is of a concrete conduit filled with mud. The second image (numbered 266) is of a dam with people walking on the top of the dirt slope. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Part of Stoplogs Shot out of Right Conduit" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Slide at Sta. 48 Looking Northeast," both taken on 05-23-26. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488864/
[Upstream and Downstream]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 253) is of a river next to a slope of dirt and rock. The second image (numbered 254) is of a dirt slope with pieces of pipe on it and water in the distance. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Upstream Toe Looking North from Sta. 36" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Downstream Side Looking North from Sta. 36," both taken on 04-06-26. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488747/
[Upstream and Downstream Slides]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 249) is of a shallow pool lined with pipes. The second image (numbered 250) is of a dirt slope with a pipe running along it; a pool of water at the base of the slope has a pipe running across it, perpendicular to the slope. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam North from Sta. 37 Showing Slides Downstream" and "Garza Dam North from Sta. 28 Showing Upstream Slide Near Br. Line," both taken on 03-16-26 . texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488775/
[Letter from the Kessler Plan Association, January 19, 1926]
Letter from John E. Surratt at the Kessler Plan Association to members of the Advertising League regarding ways that the special committee could help to promote the Kessler Plan Association's city plan for Dallas, Texas. The original letter included copies of maps and literature about the Kessler Plan. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth207136/
[Blanket and Hydraulic Fill]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 306) is of a dirt slope with trees at its base. The first image (numbered 307) is of a trench with some shallow pools of water. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam South from Sta. 13 Pumping Blanket on Down. Slope" taken on 03-22-27 and (bottom) "Garza Dam Looking North from Sta. 25 Hydraulic Fill" taken on 04-21-27. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488878/
[Borrow Pits and Wagon Pits]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 309) is of a rocky slope with pools of water at the bottom and a lake in the distance. The second image (numbered 310) is of railroad tracks at the top of a rocky slope. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Looking North over Borrow Pits from Sta. 41" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Looking North from Sta. 16 over Wagon Pits," both taken on 05-17-27. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488814/
[Catchbasin]
Photograph taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The image (numbered 340) is of a concrete catchbasin in a shallow trench. Handwritten text on the image identifies it as: "Garza Dam Type of Catchbasins Used on Berms" taken on 12-29-27. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488742/
[Clay Blanket]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 302) is of a dirt slope with pipes at the bottom of it. The second image (numbered 305) is of a dirt plateau with pipe and steel pieces at the top of a hill. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam South from Sta. 19 Pumping Clay Blanket on Downstream Slope" taken on 02-07-27 and (bottom) "Garza Dam North from Sta. 31 Downstream Blanket to Right" taken on 03-22-27. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488841/
[Clay Puddling and Wagon Fill]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 315) is of men fixing large cracks in a dirt surface. The second image is of a man with three horses and a wagon. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Puddling Clay into Cracks after Slide" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Placing Wagon Fill at Elev. 530 Sta. 18 North," both taken on 06-28-27. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488891/
[Conduit Gate Preparation]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 320) is of a crew clearing mud out of a conduit. The second image (numbered 322) is of large valves being lowered by crane into a conduit. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Cleaning out North Conduit to Place Gates" taken on 07-12-27, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Assembling Conduit Gate Valves" taken on 08-01-27. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488860/
[Dam Slide and Blanket]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 319) is of men working to repair a large crack in a dirt plateau. The second image (numbered 321) is of pieces of pipe at the bottom of a dirt slope. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Looking North from Sta. 24 at Slide" taken on 07-10-27, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Looking North from Sta. 25 Pumping Blanket on Downstream Slope" taken on 09-22-27. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488816/
[Downstream Berm and Earth Blanket]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 333) is of a dirt slope leading down into a lake. The second image (numbered 336) is of a road at the top of a slope with a rock barrier on one side and a guard rail on the other. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam North along Downstream Berm from Sta. 38" taken on 10-12-27, and (bottom) "Garza Dam North from Sta. 38 Earth Blanket on each Slope" taken on 12-29-27. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488824/
[Downstream Slope and Borrow Pits]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 337) is of a shallow river at the base of a small dirt dam. The second image (numbered 338) is of a dirt plateau. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Downstream Slope South from Sta. 6" and (bottom) "Garza Dam South across Team Borrow Pits from 1000' W. Sta. 0," both taken on 12-29-27. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488883/
[Garza Dam]
Photograph taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The image (numbered 308) is of a car on a dirt road next to railroad tracks on the shore of a lake. Handwritten text on the image identifies it as "Garza Dam Looking South Showing slide Sta. 25 & 28" taken on 04-21-27. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488731/
[Garza Dam After Storm]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 303) is of a lake at the bottom of a slope covered with rocks, with telephone poles partially submerged in the water. The second image (numbered 304) is of waves hitting a rock slope, with a dam spillway and bridge in the distance. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Looking North from Stoplog Tower after Storm" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Looking Northeast from Sta. 95 after Storm," both taken on 03-01-27. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488818/
[Garza Dam Panorama]
Photograph of the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The image is a panoramic view of a trench being excavated, with buildings to the left. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth517305/
[Garza Dam Slide]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 313) is of a crack in a dirt road. The second image (numbered 314) is of a car on a dirt road near a large crack in the dirt. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Slide after 10 hrs Movement, North from Sta. 28" taken on 06-10-27, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Slide Sta. 28 North one day later" taken on 06-11-27. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488749/
Garza Dam Spillway Section
Diagram illustrating a cross section of the Garza Dam spillway. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth517307/
[Gatehouse]
Photograph taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The image is of a brick gatehouse next to railroad tracks near a lake. Handwritten text on the image identifies it as "Garza Dam Gate House" taken on 10-03-27. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488757/
[Gatehouse and Conduit]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 325) is of a gatehouse being constructed at the top of a dam near railroad tracks. The second image (numbered 328) is of conduits at the base of a dam. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Gatehouse Construction" taken on 08-18-27, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Downstream End of Outlet Conduits" taken on 10-03-27. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488746/
[Pumping Upstream Blanket]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 323) is of a railroad track near a lake, with men placing rocks on the slope below the tracks. The second image (numbered 324) is of railroad tracks on a slope near a lake. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Looking North from Sta. 29 Pumping Upstream Blanket" taken on 08-05-27, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Looking North from Sta. 31 Pumping Upstream Blanket to El. 522, Sta. 50 + 20" taken on 08-18-27. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488820/
[Riprap and Roadway]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 334) is of a rock barrier on the left side of a road, with a guard rail on the other side. The second image (numbered 335) is of a rock barrier beginning on the left side of a road and continuing down a slope to a lake. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Rock Riprap and Roadway North from Sta. 78" and (bottom) "Garza Dam North from Sta. 38 Riprap and Upstream Blanket," both taken on 12-29-27. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488768/
[Spillway and Bridge]
Photograph of the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The image is of a concrete spillway with water below it and a bridge built on top of it. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth517306/
[Spillway Bridge]
Photograph taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The image (numbered 339) is of a bridge at the top of a spillway. Handwritten text on the image identifies it as "Garza Dam Spillway and Bridge North from Upstream Side" taken on 12-29-27. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488725/
Typical Section of Completed Fill Between Stas. 15 & 50
Diagram illustrating a cross section of the construction of Garza Dam. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth517308/
[Upstream Slope]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 327) is of a river with a dam in the background. The second image (numbered 331) is of a lake with a tower in it. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Upstream Slope from Sta. 13 South" taken on 09-29-27, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Upstream Slope North from Stop Log Tower" taken on 10-06-27. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488825/
[Upstream Slope and Blanket Pumping]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 317) is of a dirt plateau with a dredge in a lake in the background. The second image (numbered 318) is of a dirt slope with a forest at the bottom, and a car at the top. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Upstream Slope of Dam from Sta. 14 South" taken on 06-28-27, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Pumping Blanket on downstream Slope Sta. 31" taken on 07-08-27. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488879/
[Wagon Fill]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 326) is of men working on a dirt slope with a lake in the background. The second image (numbered 332) is of a rocky slope above a lake. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam North from Sta. 31 Placing Last of Wagon Fill" taken on 09-29-27, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Downstream Slope North from Sta. 38" taken on 10-06-27. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488771/
[Wagon Fill]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 311) is of a dirt road with tire tracks. The second image (numbered 312) is of men spraying water on loose dirt, with horses and wagons in the distance. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Looking North over Wagon Fill from Sta. 25" taken on 05-17-27, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Looking north from Sta. 29 over Wagon Fill" taken on 06-06-27. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488778/
Report on the Completion of Garza Dam
Report describing the construction and completion of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas, resulting in the creation of Lake Dallas. It includes pages of inserted photographs and a fold-out technical drawing that shows a "Typical Section of Completed Fill Between Stas. 15 & 30." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth488846/
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