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[20" Suction Dredge]

Description: 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.
Date: 1925
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Item Type: Photograph

[Backfilling and Toe Trench]

Description: 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.
Date: 1926
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Item Type: Photograph

[Blanket and Hydraulic Fill]

Description: 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.
Date: 1927
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Item Type: Photograph

[Blasting Stumps]

Description: 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
Date: 1924
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Item Type: Photograph

[Borrow Field and Dam Shops]

Description: 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.
Date: 1925
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Item Type: Photograph

[Borrow Pit and Core Pool]

Description: 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.
Date: 1925
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Item Type: Photograph

[Borrow Pits and Wagon Pits]

Description: 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.
Date: 1927
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Item Type: Photograph

[Bucyrus Dragline]

Description: 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.
Date: 1924
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Item Type: Photograph

[Cantilever]

Description: 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.
Date: 1925
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Item Type: Photograph

[Catchbasin]

Description: 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.
Date: 1927
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Item Type: Photograph

[Clay Blanket]

Description: 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.
Date: 1927
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Item Type: Photograph

[Clay Puddling and Wagon Fill]

Description: 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.
Date: 1927
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Item Type: Photograph

[Clay Pump and Hydraulic Fill]

Description: 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.
Date: 1925
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Item Type: Photograph

[Clearing of Damsite]

Description: 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
Date: 1924
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Item Type: Photograph

[Cofferdam and Hydraulic Fill]

Description: 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.
Date: 1926
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Item Type: Photograph

[Concrete in Conduit]

Description: 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.
Date: 1925
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Item Type: Photograph

[Concrete Mixing Plant and Test Cylinders]

Description: 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.
Date: 1925
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Item Type: Photograph

[Concrete Spillway]

Description: 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.
Date: 1925
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Item Type: Photograph

[Concreting Outlet Conduits]

Description: 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).
Date: 1925
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Item Type: Photograph

[Conduit Excavation]

Description: 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.
Date: 1924
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Item Type: Photograph

[Conduit Gate Preparation]

Description: 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.
Date: 1927
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Item Type: Photograph

[Cut-Off Trench]

Description: 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.
Date: 1924
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Item Type: Photograph