The Bureau of Reclamation Historic Dams and Water Control Projects Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary was produced by the National Park Service's Heritage Education Services and the Heritage Partnerships Program, Intermountain Region in partnership with the Bureau of Reclamation and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers. The Bureau of Reclamation Historic Dams, Irrigation Projects, and Powerplants Travel Itinerary is based primarily on registration information on historic places in the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks collections and on Bureau of Reclamation documentation and records.

Chris Pfaff, Cultural Resource Specialist and Reclamation's National Register and heritage education programs coordinator of the Land Resources Division of the Bureau of Reclamation developed the agreement with the National Park Service, with the support of Thomas Lincoln, in the same division, then Reclamation's Federal Preservation Officer, and both assisted in developing the initial itinerary. Lynne MacDonald, Cultural Resource Specialist and Reclamation's National Register, and heritage education programs coordinator, in the Environmental Compliance Division, Policy and Administration, took over the work in January 2011, and assisted in the development of the contents for the expanded itinerary. Rochelle Bennett, Reclamation Cultural Resource Program Analyst, in the same division, has acted as the Technical Representative for the Interagency Agreement and further assisted through review and comment on draft materials. Andrew Gahan, Ph.D.,in the same division, provided input on Reclamation's history and reviewed draft materials. Kerry McCalman, P.E., Senior Advisor, Hydropower/Electric Reliability Compliance Officer, and Clark Bishop, Renewable Energy Program Analyst, provided input on facts about Reclamation's hydropower program history and facilities. Filiberto Cortez, Special Assistant at Reclamation's El Paso Field Station, Upper Colorado Region, provided input and review for the Elephant Butte Dam content. Lyle Myler, Deputy Area Manager, Wyoming Area Office, Great Plains Region, provided comments on the Shoshone Dam and Powerplant content. Jon Czaplicki, Phoenix Area Office Archeologist, Lower Colorado Area Office, provided comments on content for Theodore Roosevelt Dam and the Crosscut Hydropower Plant. The Bureau of Reclamation provided financial support for the itinerary and most of the background information and images. Carol Shull, Interim Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places and Chief, Heritage Education Services, National Park Service managed production and did the final editing of the itinerary. Christine Whitacre, Program Manager, Heritage Partnerships Program, National Park Service, Intermountain Region coordinated the agreement between NPS and the Bureau of Reclamation and supervised the development of the contents. Shirl Kasper and Christy Dickinson, Historians with the Heritage Partnerships Program, National Park Service, Intermountain Region did most of the writing and selection of the images for the itinerary. Rebecca Reese, National Council for Preservation Education National Park Service Heritage Education Services intern and graduate student at the University of Vermont, did most of the programming of the itinerary and other work to develop the itinerary. Contractor Cassie Ward assisted with the programming and otherwise, including developing the final layout and contents for the Learn More section. Nate Irwin, EGIS &Web Mapping Coordinator, National Park Service Resource Information Services Division, National Information Services Center, helped program the map as did Amber Dumler of the Park Museum Management Program, who also provided advice and assistance in other ways in the programming. Katie Orr, contracted historian and digital media consultant, provided additional programming, image processing, and other technical and editorial assistance to prepare the second edition of the itinerary with eight new sites and three new essays.

Hyejung Kwon designed the original computer template for the itineraries as the practicum for her Masters of Tourism Administration (MTA) at The George Washington University’s School of Business, Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management. Kathryn Warnes, contractor with the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, adjusted the template. Contractor Kelly Merrifield provided advice in programming the itinerary into the template. Brittany Bowers, Zachary Lifton, Elizabeth Morse, Jacquelyn Browning, and Fengyi Wu as interns for the National Park Service Heritage Education Services also assisted in the preparation of the itinerary. Christine Messing and Stephanie Massaro with the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places assisted with the National Register nomination research. Jeff Joeckel of the National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks staff provided support and assistance in the development of the itinerary.

The itinerary was produced with the support of the National Park Service's Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director for Cultural Resources and Science;Greg Kendrick, Assistant Regional Director, Partnerships and External Relations, Intermountain Region;Jon Smith, Assistant Associate Director for Heritage Preservation Services;Bryan Mitchell, Chief, Heritage Preservation Services;Paul Loether, Chief, National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks;Richard O'Connor, Chief, Historical Documentation Programs;and Ronald C. Wilson, Chief Curator and Manager, Park Museum Management Program.

Home page captions:Shasta Dam--courtesy of Marcel Marchon on Flickr Creative Commons;Workers at the east portal of the Gunnison tunnel--courtesy of the National Park Service;Parker Canyon Lake and Dam--courtesy of Alan Stark on Flickr Creative Commons;Construction teams, April 8, 1906, Minidoka Dam;Pathfinder Dam, Hungry Horse Dam, Lamp posts on the crest of Owyhee Dam;Bartlett Dam--courtesy of waterarchives on Flickr Creative Commons;Farm land outside of Phoneix, AZ, with mountain ranges in the background--courtesy of jayRaz on Flickr Creative Commons;Official opening of the Gunnison Tunnel by President Taft--courtesy of the Library of Congress;Checking the alignment of the turbine shaft--courtesy of the Library of Congress, Tightening a nut on a guide vane--courtesy of the Library of Congress;A man stands inside the concrete flume spanning the Pecos River at Avalon Dam;Kansas irrigation pump--courtesy of waterarchives on Flickr Creative Commons.

Banner photo captions:Pathfinder Dam, Hungry Horse Dam, Lamp posts on the crest of Owyhee Dam;Workers use hand tools to cut through Tieton River Canyon, about 1917, Office staff on the Sun River Project at Gibson Dam gathers for a photograph on October 8, 1921, President Harry S Truman and daughter, Margaret, arrive by train to dedicate the Hungry Horse Dam, October 1, 1952;A surveying team at Minidoka Dam comprised of all women during World War II, Reclamation headquarters on the Sunnyside Canal at the Tieton Dam, September 23, 1907;Laborers work on Avalon Dam's concrete and steel corewall, pictured here in 1907--courtesy of the Historic American Engineering Record, View of the "A" frame used to lift arch forms at Bartlett Dam--courtesy of the Historic American Engineering Record, A trestle system was used for construction at Grand Coulee Dam, 1937;Water cascading over a dam--courtesy of fulchismo on Flickr Creative Commons, Laguna Dam, Distant Dam--courtesy of ~~Tone~~ on Flickr Creative Commons;Looking downstream from the Guernsey Dam with construction trail and railroad, June 20, 1925, Tunnel at Parker Dam;Anderson Ranch Dam, Buffalo Bill Dam, Hoover Dam's turbines;Reclamation's office building at Avalon Dam, October 27, 1906--courtesy of Historic American Engineering Record, Interior view, December 12, 1911, of men building the tunnel that diverted water around the Arrowrock Dam site during construction;Work crews at Bartlett Dam, A truckload of Bliss Triumph potatoes on the farm of Arthur Christensen;Parker Dam, Penstocks carry water to the turbines at Shasta Dam;Bartlett Dam, the main canal was cut from a wall of solid rock, 1910, at Tieton Dam, Power and drill crews during construction at Hungry Horse Dam;In 1914, workers install a 54-inch Ensign valve during construction of Arrowrock Dam, Men install turbine blades in the Third Powerhouse in 1974 at Grand Coulee Dam, A "1 horsepower" mine car carries excavation material from the Gunnison Tunnel.

List of Sites Page Side Panel Photo Captions:Hoover Dam;Shasta Dam;Green Mountain Dam and Powerplant;Minidoka DamGibson Dam;Derby Diversion Dam;Owyhee Dam;Belle Fourche Dam--courtesy of Tim Pearce on Flickr Creative Commons;Grand Coulee Dam--courtesy of Washington State Department of Transportation on Flickr Creative Commons;Pathfinder Dam.

Last updated: May 23, 2016


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