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Three Bears Lake & Dams, North of Marias Pass, East Glacier Park, Glacier County, MT



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Item Title


Location
North of Marias Pass, East Glacier Park vicinity, MT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MT-88
Building/structure dates: 1902 initial construction
Part of building/structure is in Essex vicinity, Flathead County, MT.
Significance: The dam was an earthen dam/wooden pipe water collection/distribution system that serviced locomotives for the Great Northern Railroad.

Subjects
Lakes
Dams


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. AERIAL VIEW OF THREE BEARS LAKE, LOOKING SOUTH
2. AERIAL VIEW OF THREE BEARS LAKE, LOOKING NORTHWEST
3. AERIAL VIEW OF THREE BEARS LAKE, SHOWING OUTLET STREAM, BURLINGTON NORTHERN TRACKS, AND U.S. HIGHWAY 2, LOOKING NORTHEAST
4. VIEW OF THREE BEARS LAKE, LOOKING NORTHEAST FROM SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LAKE
5. VIEW OF THREE BEARS LAKE, LOOKING EAST FROM SOUTH SIDE OF LAKE
6. VIEW OF THREE BEARS LAKE, SHOWING WASHED UP 12' x 12' DAM SUPPORT TIMBERS, LOOKING NORTHEAST FROM SOUTH SIDE OF LAKE
7. CLOSE-UP VIEW OF WASHED UP 12' x 12' DAM SUPPORT TIMBERS, THREE BEARS LAKE, LOOKING NORTHEAST FROM SOUTH SIDE OF LAKE
8. VIEW OF THREE BEARS LAKE WITH WASHED UP 12' x 12' DAM SUPPORT TIMBERS, LOOKING WEST FROM SOUTH SIDE OF LAKE
9. VIEW OF WEST END OF EAST DAM, WITH WATER CONTROL BOX IN DISTANCE, LOOKING NORTHEAST
10. VIEW OF LAKESHORE AND SPILLWAY, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
11. CROSS SECTION VIEW OF SPILLWAY FIFTY FEET FROM LAKESHORE, LOOKING WEST
12. CLOSE-UP VIEW OF CROSS SECTION OF SPILLWAY FIFTY FEET FROM LAKESHORE, SHOWING REMAINS OF SPILLWAY TIMBERS, LOOKING WEST
13. VIEW SHOWING MOST OF THE PERIMETER FROM SPILLWAY BOX TO END OF EAST DAM. FOREGROUND VIEW SHOWS TRIPLE WALL CONSTRUCTION OF TONGUE AND GROOVE PLANKING USED IN CRIBBING
14. GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION MAP OF DAMS


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