Construction and dedication of Theodore Roosevelt Dam on the Salt River in 1900s.
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One year after corner stone laying at the dam.
Roosevelt Dam under construction, ca. 1908.
Undated historic photo shows water pouring through the spillways at Theodore Roosevelt Dam.
At the dedication of Roosevelt Dam in 1911.
Partially completed Theodore Roosevelt Dam in 1909.
Engine rooms and cable towers located on the east side of the Roosevelt Dam during construction.
Floods interrupted the construction of Roosevelt Dam numerous times. The dam was built without diverting the river, as is the practice today. The river was held back by cofferdams during it's low stage to allow for the construction of the foundation. In the later stages, the dam was kept uneven in height and the river flowed over the low side. COURTESY U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Roosevelt Dam site prior to construction, looking downstream. The site of Roosevelt Dam, the granddaddy of all USBR dams. In its day, it was as big a construction job as Hoover Dam was in its day. Courtesy U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
Roosevelt Dam from north end, ca. 1909.
Pres. Theodore Roosevelt arrives via car at the dam for the dedication on March 18, 1911.
At the dedication ceremony in March, 1911.
President Theodore Roosevelt at the dam dedication on March 18, 1911.
Pres. Theodore Roosevelt pushes a button to start the flow of water during the dam's dedication on March 18, 1911.
Theodore Roosevelt Dam with water flowing through the spillways in 1915.