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Horse Mesa Dam, Salt River, 65 miles East of Phoenix, Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ



B&W Photos

HB67199
View Of Salt River At The Horse Mesa Dam Site, Looking Upstream [1924]

HB67200
View Showing Excavation Work At Horse Mesa [1925]

HB67201
View Showing Stream Bed Excavation With River Diversion Flume In Background [april 27, 1926]

HB67202
View Showing Exposed Bedrock At Horse Mesa

HB67203
View Showing Horse Mesa Dam Under Construction

HB67204
View Of Upstream Face Of Horse Mesa, Showing Concrete Being Placed

HB67205
View Of Construction Camp Downstream Of Dam Site [august 24, 1926]

HB67206
Top View Looking Down At Construction Progress [september 14, 1926]

HB67207
View Showing Workers Posing With Part Of Horse Mesa Dam's Three Scroll Cases [1926]

HB67208
View Showing Power Plant Penstocks And Scroll Cases Being Installed [september 14, 1926]

HB67209
View Showing Horse Mesa Dam With Power Plant Housing Taking Form [october 2, 1926]

HB67210
View Of Right Abutment Tie At Left, Concrete Placement Lines At Center, Power Plant Nearing Completion, And Aggregate Operation At Center Right [december 16, 1926]

HB67211
View Of Construction Dam Housing Downstream Of Horse Mesa Dam [april 2, 1927]

HB67212
View Showing Upstream Face Of Horse Mesa

HB67213
View Showing Concrete Pour Near The Top Of Horse Mesa Dam [may 15, 1927]

HB67214
View Showing Aggregate Being Unloaded

HB67215
View Showing Caption At Upper Right That Reads, 'horse Mesa Dam -5/15/27floating 2-yd

HB67216
View Showing Metal Works For South Spillway Being Installed [july 1, 1927]

HB67217
View Showing Concrete Placement Tower At South Abutment [1927]

HB67218
Cross Sectional View Of Horse Mesa, Showing Right Spillway Superstructure And Concrete Placement Lines [august 2, 1927]

HB67219
View Showing Horse Mesa Dam Nearing Completion

HB67220
View Showing The Completed Horse Mesa Dam, Except For Transformer Equipment Being Installed Above The Power Plant [1927]

HB67221
View Of Horse Mesa Dam, Showing Spillway Discharge Tunnel At Left, Right (or North) Spillway, Hefu Power Unit, And Original Power Plant

HB67222
Close-up View Of Horse Mesa Dam

HB67223
View Showing Hefu Turbine Unit Housing And Original Power Plant

HB67224
Downstream View Of The Salt River From Atop Horse Mesa Dam

HB67225
View Of Horse Mesa Reservoir Or Apache Lake

HB67226
View Of Camp Housing, Downstream And South Of River, At Horse Mesa Dam

HB67227
View Of Stone Building, About One Mile Downstream Of Dam, Used To Store Explosives During The Construction Of Horse Mesa

HB67228
View Of Crest Of Horse Mesa Dam, Showing Hefu Intake Tower

HB67229
Telephoto View Of Right (or North) Spillway

HB67230
View Of Right (or North) Spillway, Showing Spillway Chute Supports

HB67231
View Of South (or Left) Spillway, Hefu Penstock Is Visible At Lower Left

HB67232
View Showing Spillway Discharge Tunnel Operating House, As Viewed From Dam Crest

HB67233
View Showing Spillway Discharge Tunnel, Date Inscribed Is 1937

HB67234
Cross Sectional View Of Original Horse Mesa Dam Power Plant, Looking North

HB67235
View Of Crane Atop Horse Mesa Dam Power Plant

HB67236
View Of Hefu Penstock

HB67237
View Show Top Deck Of Hefu Hydroelectric Unit

HB67238
View Of Control Board At Horse Mesa Dam Power Plant, Looking South

HB67239
View Of Control Board At Horse Mesa Dam Power Plant, Looking North

HB67240
Horse Mesa Dam And Spillways, General Topography [july 1935]

HB67241
Horse Mesa Dam, Plan As Used In Design Final Trial [c

HB67242
Horse Mesa Dam, Study No

HB67243
Flume For By-passing Of Water During Construction Of Horse Mesa Dam [june 17, 1925]

HB67244
Horse Mesa Dam, Spillways, General Plan [february 24, 1937]

HB67245
Horse Mesa Dam, Spillways, Auxiliary Spillway, Shaft And Tunnel [may 11, 1936]

HB67246
Horse Mesa Dam, Auxiliary Spillway, 40.0' X 44.5' Regulating Gate Hoist

HB67247
Horse Mesa Dam, Spillways, Electrical Installation [may 11, 1936]

HB67248
Proposed Work, North Spillway, Horse Mesa Dam [october 26, 1933]

HB67249
Proposed Work, South Spillway, Horse Mesa Dam [october 27, 1933]

HB67250
Taintor Gates, Nine Required For Horse Mesa Dam [april 24, 1926]

HB67251
Operating Mechanism, Taintor Gates, Horse Mesa Dam [april 21, 1926]

HB67252
O-gee Section, North Abutment, Horse Mesa Dam [may 26, 1926]

HB67253
Front Elevation, Power House, Horse Mesa Dam [march 30, 1926]

HB67254
Longitudinal Section F-f, Power House, Horse Mesa Dam [march 30, 1926]

HB67255
Plan And Section At El

HB67256
Plan And Section At El

HB67257
Sectional Plan At El

HB67258
Assembled Unit, Power House, Horse Mesa Dam [march 30, 1926]

HB67259
Horse Mesa Dam, General Layout [september 27, 1968]

HB67260
Horse Mesa Powerhouse - Unit No

HB67261
Horse Mesa Powerhouse - Unit No

HB67262
Horse Mesa Powerhouse - Unit No


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Item Title


Location
65 miles East of Phoenix, Phoenix vicinity, AZ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AZ-15
Building/structure dates: 1927 initial construction

Related Names
Cragin, Charles C.
Jacquith, A. C.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW OF SALT RIVER AT THE HORSE MESA DAM SITE, LOOKING UPSTREAM [1924]
2. VIEW SHOWING EXCAVATION WORK AT HORSE MESA [1925]
3. VIEW SHOWING STREAM BED EXCAVATION WITH RIVER DIVERSION FLUME IN BACKGROUND [April 27, 1926]
4. VIEW SHOWING EXPOSED BEDROCK AT HORSE MESA. CONCRETE CHUTE IS AT CENTER RIGHT AND FLUME IS AT TOP [May 20, 1926]
5. VIEW SHOWING HORSE MESA DAM UNDER CONSTRUCTION. THREE PENSTOCKS ARE AT CENTER AND CONCRETE TOWER LINES. AGGREGATE OPERATION IS VISIBLE ABOVE CONSTRUCTION SITE [July 22, 1926]
6. VIEW OF UPSTREAM FACE OF HORSE MESA, SHOWING CONCRETE BEING PLACED. PENSTOCK OPENINGS ARE VISIBLE AT CENTER LEFT. [August 24, 1926]
7. VIEW OF CONSTRUCTION CAMP DOWNSTREAM OF DAM SITE [August 24, 1926]
8. TOP VIEW LOOKING DOWN AT CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS [September 14, 1926]
9. VIEW SHOWING WORKERS POSING WITH PART OF HORSE MESA DAM'S THREE SCROLL CASES [1926]
10. VIEW SHOWING POWER PLANT PENSTOCKS AND SCROLL CASES BEING INSTALLED [September 14, 1926]
11. VIEW SHOWING HORSE MESA DAM WITH POWER PLANT HOUSING TAKING FORM [October 2, 1926]
12. VIEW OF RIGHT ABUTMENT TIE AT LEFT, CONCRETE PLACEMENT LINES AT CENTER, POWER PLANT NEARING COMPLETION, AND AGGREGATE OPERATION AT CENTER RIGHT [December 16, 1926]
13. VIEW OF CONSTRUCTION DAM HOUSING DOWNSTREAM OF HORSE MESA DAM [April 2, 1927]
14. VIEW SHOWING UPSTREAM FACE OF HORSE MESA. TRACK FROM AGGREGATE BARGES TO MIXING PLANT IS AT LOWER LEFT, RIGHT SPILLWAY CHUTE IS TAKING FORM AT UPPER RIGHT [April 29, 1927]
15. VIEW SHOWING CONCRETE POUR NEAR THE TOP OF HORSE MESA DAM [May 15, 1927]
16. VIEW SHOWING AGGREGATE BEING UNLOADED. TRACK TO MIXING PLANT IS AT RIGHT [May 15, 1927]
17. VIEW SHOWING CAPTION AT UPPER RIGHT THAT READS, 'HORSE MESA DAM -5/15/27FLOATING 2-YD. ELECTRICALLY-OPERATED CLAM-SHELL DERRICK UNLOADING GRAVEL SCOWS' [May 15, 1927]
18. VIEW SHOWING METAL WORKS FOR SOUTH SPILLWAY BEING INSTALLED [July 1, 1927]
19. VIEW SHOWING CONCRETE PLACEMENT TOWER AT SOUTH ABUTMENT [1927]
20. CROSS SECTIONAL VIEW OF HORSE MESA, SHOWING RIGHT SPILLWAY SUPERSTRUCTURE AND CONCRETE PLACEMENT LINES [August 2, 1927]
21. VIEW SHOWING HORSE MESA DAM NEARING COMPLETION. WATER IS BEING RELEASED TO MEET IRRIGATION DEMAND [1927]
22. VIEW SHOWING THE COMPLETED HORSE MESA DAM, EXCEPT FOR TRANSFORMER EQUIPMENT BEING INSTALLED ABOVE THE POWER PLANT [1927]
23. VIEW OF HORSE MESA DAM, SHOWING SPILLWAY DISCHARGE TUNNEL AT LEFT, RIGHT (OR NORTH) SPILLWAY, HEFU POWER UNIT, AND ORIGINAL POWER PLANT
24. CLOSE-UP VIEW OF HORSE MESA DAM. HEFU PENSTOCK IS AT CENTER RIGHT, AND LEFT (OR SOUTH) SPILLWAY CHUTE IS AT UPPER RIGHT
25. VIEW SHOWING HEFU TURBINE UNIT HOUSING AND ORIGINAL POWER PLANT
26. DOWNSTREAM VIEW OF THE SALT RIVER FROM ATOP HORSE MESA DAM
27. VIEW OF HORSE MESA RESERVOIR OR APACHE LAKE
28. VIEW OF CAMP HOUSING, DOWNSTREAM AND SOUTH OF RIVER, AT HORSE MESa DAM
29. VIEW OF STONE BUILDING, ABOUT ONE MILE DOWNSTREAM OF DAM, USED TO STORE EXPLOSIVES DURING THE CONSTRUCTION OF HORSE MESA
30. VIEW OF CREST OF HORSE MESA DAM, SHOWING HEFU INTAKE TOWER
31. TELEPHOTO VIEW OF RIGHT (OR NORTH) SPILLWAY
32. VIEW OF RIGHT (OR NORTH) SPILLWAY, SHOWING SPILLWAY CHUTE SUPPORTS
33. VIEW OF SOUTH (OR LEFT) SPILLWAY, HEFU PENSTOCK IS VISIBLE AT LOWER LEFT
34. VIEW SHOWING SPILLWAY DISCHARGE TUNNEL OPERATING HOUSE, AS VIEWED FROM DAM CREST
35. VIEW SHOWING SPILLWAY DISCHARGE TUNNEL, DATE INSCRIBED IS 1937. RIGHT (OR NORTH) SPILLWAY IS PARTIALLY VISIBLE AT UPPER RIGHT
36. CROSS SECTIONAL VIEW OF ORIGINAL HORSE MESA DAM POWER PLANT, LOOKING NORTH. ONLY TWO OF THE THREE UNITS ARE VISIBLE
37. VIEW OF CRANE ATOP HORSE MESA DAM POWER PLANT
38. VIEW OF HEFU PENSTOCK
39. VIEW SHOW TOP DECK OF HEFU HYDROELECTRIC UNIT
40. VIEW OF CONTROL BOARD AT HORSE MESA DAM POWER PLANT, LOOKING SOUTH
41. VIEW OF CONTROL BOARD AT HORSE MESA DAM POWER PLANT, LOOKING NORTH
42. HORSE MESA DAM AND SPILLWAYS, GENERAL TOPOGRAPHY [July 1935]
43. HORSE MESA DAM, PLAN AS USED IN DESIGN FINAL TRIAL [c. 1925]
44. HORSE MESA DAM, STUDY NO. 1, PLAN, PROFILE, AND SECTIONS [December 10, 1936]
45. FLUME FOR BY-PASSING OF WATER DURING CONSTRUCTION OF HORSE MESA DAM [June 17, 1925]
46. HORSE MESA DAM, SPILLWAYS, GENERAL PLAN [February 24, 1937]
47. HORSE MESA DAM, SPILLWAYS, AUXILIARY SPILLWAY, SHAFT AND TUNNEL [May 11, 1936]
49. HORSE MESA DAM, AUXILIARY SPILLWAY, 40.0' x 44.5' REGULATING GATE HOIST. INSTALLATION ASSEMBLY [February 3, 1937]
50. HORSE MESA DAM, SPILLWAYS, ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION [May 11, 1936]
51. PROPOSED WORK, NORTH SPILLWAY, HORSE MESA DAM [October 26, 1933]
52. PROPOSED WORK, SOUTH SPILLWAY, HORSE MESA DAM [October 27, 1933]
53. TAINTOR GATES, NINE REQUIRED FOR HORSE MESA DAM [April 24, 1926]
54. OPERATING MECHANISM, TAINTOR GATES, HORSE MESA DAM [April 21, 1926]
55. O-GEE SECTION, NORTH ABUTMENT, HORSE MESA DAM [May 26, 1926]
56. FRONT ELEVATION, POWER HOUSE, HORSE MESA DAM [March 30, 1926]
57. LONGITUDINAL SECTION F-F, POWER HOUSE, HORSE MESA DAM [March 30, 1926]
58. PLAN AND SECTION AT El. 1658.0, POWER HOUSE, HORSE MESA DAM [March 30, 1926]
59. PLAN AND SECTION AT El. 1681.0 AND 1673.0, POWER HOUSE, HORSE MESA DAM [March 30, 1926]
60. SECTIONAL PLAN AT El. 1719.5, POWER HOUSE, HORSE MESA DAM [March 30, 1926]
61. ASSEMBLED UNIT, POWER HOUSE, HORSE MESA DAM [March 30, 1926]
62. HORSE MESA DAM, GENERAL LAYOUT [September 27, 1968]
63. HORSE MESA POWERHOUSE - UNIT NO. 4, GENERAL ARRANGEMENT PLANS [May 15, 1969]
64. HORSE MESA POWERHOUSE - UNIT NO. 4, GENERAL ARRANGEMENT SECTIONS [May 15, 1969]
65. HORSE MESA POWERHOUSE - UNIT NO. 4, GENERAL PLAN AND SECTION [May 1969]


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