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    • Under Construction

    • 1954
    • This circa 1954 document provides detailed steps on the construction of the Folsom Dam, built by the Army Corps of Engineers. The dam is located 26-miles northeast of Sacramento.
    • EC-GOV-b07f02i08
    • Folsom Water Power Company Dam

    • 1895
    • Pictured in circa 1895 is the dam of the Folsom Water Power Company at the Stony Gorge section of the American River, one mile northeast of Folsom, California. The dam was the brainchild of Horatio Gates Livermore who wanted a way to float logs...
    • 2213c
    • Folsom Dam Dedication May 5, 1956

    • 1956
    • This May 4, 1956, program accompanied the opening of the Folsom Dam. Prior to the official dedication, attendees were entertained by water skiing, motor boat racing and an air show in the newly forged Folsom Lake.
    • EC-GOV-b07f02i02
    • Nimbus Dam on the American River

    • 1997
    • This January 1997 photograph shows the Nimbus Dam on a flooded American River. At the height of New Year's storms, the river was gushing out of the dam at 115,000 cubic feet per second, a marked difference from the 5,000 that the structure was...
    • 1657
    • Nimbus Dam

    • 1955
    • Shown in circa 1955 is the Nimbus Dam, straddling Lake Natoma and the American River. The structure - resting seven miles downstream from Folsom Dam and some 14 miles upstream from Sacramento - was built at a cost of 7.1 million dollars and...
    • BBSAC770
    • Nimbus Dam

    • 1955
    • In June 1955, seven F86D interceptors from Travis Air Force Base flew over Lake Natoma to salute the opening of Nimbus Dam. The goal of the Bureau of Reclamation, in constructing the dam, was twofold: bring hydroelectric power to a burgeoning...
    • BBSAC059
    • Nimbus Dam

    • 1995
    • Shown in circa 1995 is the Nimbus Dam and Lake Natoma, situated right behind. Located seven miles downriver from the Folsom Dam, Nimbus was built between 1952 and 1955, making it the first of the American River power projects to be completed.
    • BBSAC902
    • Folsom Lake and Dam

    • 1995
    • The Folsom Dam, dedicated in 1956, is central in this 1995 aerial image. In the background -- behind the 340-foot-high dam -- is Folsom Lake.
    • BBSAC904
    • Folsom Dam

    • 1995
    • The 120-foot-wide spillway of Folsom Dam is visible in this circa 1995 photograph. Above and below the dam flows the American River.
    • BBSAC905
    • Folsom Dam

    • 1955
    • This circa 1955 photograph shows Folsom Dam's down-lake spillway, leading into the lower American River, completed in May 1956, the first bucket of concrete was poured on October 29, 1952. When finished, the dam covered some 355,000 acre feet, and...
    • 1794
    • A Sacramento Saga

    • 1946
    • This 1946 brochure is one of 3,000 printed to promote the Sacramento Chamber of Commerce's history "A Sacramento Saga," written by Sacramento Union news writer Myrtle Shaw Lord. Covering the chamber's first 50 years, the book sold for three dollars...
    • EC-CHA-b01f02i01

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