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[20" Suction Dredge]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 167) is of a dredge in water, with two cars in the foreground. The second image is of a dredge with a large pipe attached. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam 20" Suction Dredge Headed South to Cut-Off" taken on 05-21-25, and (bottom) "Garza Dam 20" Dredge Pumping Material for Hydraulic Fill" taken on 05-28-25.
[Bachman Water Purification Plant Album]
Photo album documenting images of the construction of the Bachman Water Purification Plant in Dallas, Texas.
[Backfilling and Toe Trench]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 279) is of a crane excavating a narrow trench. The second image (numbered 280) is of a crane digging a trench. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Digging out Toe of Slide and Backfilling Dry Near Sta. 19" taken on 08-05-26, and (bottom) "Garza Dam '1 1/2 T' Monighan Digging Toe Trench Through Upstr. Slide Near Sta. 22" taken on 08-12-26.
[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.
[Blasting Stumps]
Photograph taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. Image is of a field with smoke coming from several different areas. Handwritten text on the image identifies it as "Garza Dam Blasting Stumps from Base of Dam," taken on 10-21-24
[Borrow Field and Dam Shops]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered P-12) is of a river in a field with a small hill of dirt forming a dam. The second image (numbered P-15) is of a concrete spillway, buildings, and a river. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Hydraulic Fill on Cut-Off Borrow Field and Dredge Looking N. W. from Sta. 78" taken on 07-20-25, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Spillway Shops Looking South Borrow Field for Hydraulic Fill" taken on 08-21-25.
[Borrow Pit and Core Pool]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 188) is of a field with a dredge in water. The second image (numbered 198) is of a long trench with water. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) Garza Dam Looking Northwest Sta. 78 Dredge and Borrow Pit" taken on 07-15-25, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Core Pool with Water Down Sta. 92 to 108 Elev. 521" taken on 08-10-25.
[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.
[Bucyrus Dragline]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 38) is of a steel structure with men working on it; steel sheets are on the ground in front of the structure. The second image (numbered 40) is of a steel structure with a long attachment. Handwritten text on the images identifies them both as "Garza Dam Erecting Bucyrus Class 24 Dragline," taken on (top) 10-30-24 and (bottom) 11-01-24.
[Cantilever]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 158) is of steel rods being used as frames for pouring concrete. The second image is of concrete being poured into a wooden frame with steel rods. Handwritten text on the images identify them both as "Garza Dam Steel in Base of South Downstream Cantilever," taken on 05-16-25.
[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.
[Cedar Creek Main Sewer Line Entering Trinity River]
Photograph of the, "Cedar Creek main sewer line entering the Trinity River," as notes a handwritten note on reverse.
[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.
[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.
[Clay Pump and Hydraulic Fill]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 207) is of men working with a large pipe near a concrete spillway. The second image (numbered 210) is of a river with dirt piled on its banks. Handwritten text on the images identify them as (top) "Garza Dam Pumping Clay Against South Spillway Wall" taken on 09-11-25, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Placing Hydraulic Fill Near Sta. 65" taken on 09-16-25.
[Clearing of Damsite]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 37) is of a field of stumps, and the second image (numbered 60) is of trees that have been chopped down, along with brush and stumps left in the field. Handwritten text on the images identify them as (top) "Garza Dam Clearing North End of Damsite" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Clearing and Grubbing Damsite, North End," both taken on 10-17-24
[Cofferdam and Hydraulic Fill]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 229) is of a lake with some water flowing over the bank into a pool in the foreground. The second image (numbered 230) is of two pools of water with a dirt mound between them. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Closing Cofferdam around Outlet to Remove Drift from Stoplogs" and "Garza Dam Hydraulic Fill North from Sta. 31," both taken on 02-01-26.
[Concrete in Conduit]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 112) is of a man pouring concrete into a conduit with a tall dirt wall on one side. The second image (numbered 115) is of a concrete-pouring mechanism in a trench with steep walls. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Pouring Concrete in Conduit Floor" taken 02-06-25, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Concreting Outlet Conduits Looking Downstream" taken 02-16-25.
[Concrete Mixing Plant and Test Cylinders]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 161) is of a large wood and steel structure with a car parked in front of it. The second image (numbered 177) is of two men measuring a pile of dirt. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Gravel Screening and Concrete Mixing Plant" taken on 05-18-25, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Measuring Slump before Moulding Test Cylinders" taken on 06-04-26.
[Concrete Spillway]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 180) is of a concrete spillway with buildings behind it. The second image (numbered 181) is of a deep trench with men and horses at the bottom. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Concrete Spillway Looking Northwest," and (bottom) "Garza Dam Excavation for Downstream Slope and Apron of Sp'way" both taken on 07-10-25.
[Concreting Outlet Conduits]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 116) is of a trench with steep walls with concrete poured into the bottom. The second image (numbered 117) is of a concrete-pouring structure at the bottom of a trench. Handwritten text on the images identify them both as "Garza Dam Concreting Outlet Conduits Looking Upstream," taken on 02-16-25 (top) and 02-23-25 (bottom).
[Conduit Excavation]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 56) is of a wagon and crane excavating a small trench. The second photo (numbered 57) is of men standing in a small trench with a horse-drawn wagon. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Conduits Excavation Looking Upstream" taken 11-10-24, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Conduit Excavation Looking Downstream" taken on 11-11-24.
[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.
[Cut-Off Trench]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 81) is of a crane excavating a trench, and the second image (numbered 82) is a different view of the same subject. Handwritten text on the images identify them both as "Garza Dam Bucyrus Class 24 on Cut-Off Trench at Sta. 16," taken on 12-04-24.
[Cut-Off Trench and Steel Sheet Piling]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 64) is of a large crane on the edge of a trench with water in the bottom. The second image (numbered 68) is of poles inserted into the walls of the trench, supporting a tall steel structure. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Cut-Off Trench Looking N. from Sta. 47+00" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Driving Steel Sheet Piling in Cut-Off Trench," both taken on 11-13-24.
[Cut-Off Trench Excavation]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 43) is of a large crane beginning work on a trench. The second image (numbered 46) is of a crane excavating a deep trench. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Starting Cut-Off Trench across Valley," taken on 11-04-24, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Excavating Cut-Off Trench near Sta. 44," taken on 11-06-24.
[Dam and Bracket Line]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered P-32) is of a dirt friend with water in the distance. The second image (numbered P-33) is of a pool of water between mounds of dirt. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Looking South from Sta. 9" taken on 02-01-26, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Looking North from Sta. 37, Slide Showing upstream near Bracket Line" taken on 03-16-26.
[Dam and Rocks]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 267) is of a large dirt slope. The second image (numbered 268) is of men placing rocks on the edge of a small stream at the base of a dam. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Slide at Sta. 48 Looking Downstream" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Placing Rock to stop Cutting at Sta. 48," both taken on 05-23-26.
[Dam and Spillway]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered P-34) is of a dirt dam with a crane and water near it. The second image (numbered P-35) is of a bridge built on a concrete spillway near a lake. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Looking North from Top of Concrete Plant" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Looking South from Top of Concrete Plant," both taken on 03-16-26.
[Dam and Spillway]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered P-38) is of a dirt dam with a crane and water near it. The second image (numbered P-39) is of a bridge built on a concrete spillway near a lake. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Looking North from Top of Concrete Plant" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Looking South from Top of Concrete Plant," both taken on 05-12-26.
[Dam Pile Bridge and Substation]
Two photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 21) is of a bridge over a small river with trees lining either bank; a person is crossing the bridge on a tractor or other vehicle. The second image (numbered 22) is of a small power substation in a field, with a fence around it; a sign on the equipment says "Power for the construction of the Garza Dam is being furnished by The Texas Power & Light Co." Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Pile Bridge across Elm Fork" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Substation 60000 volts to 2300 volts" both taken on 10-17-24.
[Dam Shops and Spillway]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered P-5) is of a river with several buildings nearby and a concrete wall by the buildings. The second image (numbered P-11) is of a concrete structure being built with buildings and a river next to it. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Looking South, Spillway, Shops, Dredge and Borrow Pit for Hydraulic Fill" taken on 06-15-25, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Spillway, Shops, Borrow Field for Hydraulic Fill, Dredge" taken on 07-20-25.
[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.
[Dam Slide and Break]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 271) is of a wooden structure and crane at the bottom of a dirt dam. The second image (numbered 272) is of a dam with dirt sliding down the side. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Slide at Sta. 48 Looking Southeast" taken on 05-26-26, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Slide at Sta. 48 Showing Break Near Top of Dam" taken on 05-31-26.
[Discharge from Outlet Conduits]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 275) is of a lake at the bottom of a dam with men standing on the shore. The second image (numbered 276) is of a lake with the top of concrete conduits visible on the far side. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Discharge from Outlet Conduits 2/3 stop logs out, Water in Lake 493.0, Tail Water 486.3" taken on 06-01-26, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Discharge from Outlet Conduits 2/3 stop logs out, Water in Lake 499.2, Tail Water 488.0" taken on 06-02-26.
[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.
[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.
[Dragline and Riprap]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 126) is of a crane near a large pile of rocks. The second image (numbered 205) is of men unloading rocks from a wagon and using them to line a dirt slope. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Bucyrus 24 Dragline Unloading Rock for Riprap" taken on 02-26-25, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Starting Riprap on Upstream Slope Near Sta. 40" taken on 09-03-25.
[Dragline and Slide Repair]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 273) is of a crane excavating a trench for a river. The second image (numbered 274) is of a work crew building a wooden frame at the base of a dirt dam. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Dragline Opening Up Inlet Channel to Conduits" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Repairing Slide at Sta. 48, Looking Southeast," both taken on 05-31-26.
[Dredge]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 108) is of a suction dredger. The second image (numbered 109) is of pipes leading into a trench. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam 20" Suction Dredge Seattle No. 2" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Discharge from 20" Dredger Material largely Clay Balls," both taken on 01-30-25.
[Dredge]
Photograph taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The image (numbered P-42) is of a field next to a dirt road, with a dredge in a lake in the background. Handwritten text on the image identifies it as: "Garza Dam Looking North from Sta. 31, Placing Dry Toe Upstream" taken on 08-12-26.
[Dredge and Hydraulic Fill]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 119) is of men standing near a pipe. The second image (numbered 120) is of a trench filling with water from a pipe. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Discharge from 20" Dredge Near Sta. 30" taken on 02-23-25, and (bottom) "Garza Dam Starting Hydraulic Fill across River Channel" taken on 02-24-25.
[Dredge and Hydraulic Fill]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 163) is of water and mud pouring out of a large pipe. The second image (numbered 164) is of a small trench filled with water. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Close up of Discharge from 20" Dredge" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Valley Section of Hydraulic Fill Looking North" both taken on 05-20-25.
[Dredge Discharge]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 171) is of water in a dirt trench. The second image (numbered 172) is of a pipe on the edge of a river. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Discharge from Dredge Near Sta. 88" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Close up of Discharge Shown in 171" both taken on 05-28-25.
[Dredge Hull]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 66) is of a metal frame with wooden supports. The second image (numbered 65) is of men working on a wooden frame. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Side View of Dredge Hull" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Building Hull for 20" Suction Dredge," both taken on 11-17-24.
[Dredge Hull]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 73) is of a large wooden frame with men working on it. The second image (numbered 74) is of a metal structure with a wooden frame. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Building Hull for 20" Suction Dredge" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Side View of Dredge Hull," both taken on 11-24-24.
[Dredge Hull and Shop]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 49) is of men building a wooden structure. The second image (numbered 50) is of a shop building with lumber in the yard in front of it; a sign on the building says "Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging Co." Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Building Hull for 20" Suction Dredge," and (bottom) "Garza Dam Shop for Building Dredge Hull" both taken on 11-10-24.
[Dressing Slope and Pumping Blanket]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 198) is of a large dirt hill with men on it and cars at its base. The second image (numbered 299) is of several pieces of pipe on a gravel slope. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Dressing Downstream Slope at Sta. 87" and (bottom) "Garza Dam Looking N. from Sta. 32 Pumping Blanket on Upstream Slope," both taken on 12-13-26.
[Drilling Rocks]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 61) is of a man drilling a boulder in a pit, with a wagon in the background. The second image (numbered 89) is of large rocks in a pit. Handwritten text on the images identify them as: (top) "Garza Dam Drilling Boulders in Spillway Excavation" and "Garza Dam Drilling Irregular Rock Layers in Spillway Exc." taken on 12-08-24.
[Erecting Bucyrus Dragline]
Photographs taken during the construction of Garza Dam in Dallas County, Texas. The first image (numbered 33) is of men working with steel sheets and a crane. The second image (numbered 36) is of a steel structure with gears, and men working on it. Handwritten text on the images identify them both as: "Garza Dam Erecting Bucyrus Class 24 Dragline," taken on (top) 10-24-24 and (bottom) 10-27-24.