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MS 246 - D.W. Cole Collection

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Title: MS 246 - D.W. Cole CollectionAdd to your cart.

Primary Creator: Cole, D.W.

Extent: 5.0 Boxes

Abstract

Family papers of Daniel Webster Cole (1863-1958), chief project engineer for the Shoshone Dam (now Buffalo Bill Dam) at Cody, Wyoming.  These 1903-1910 letters and photographs were used by Beryl Churchill to write her 2001 book Challenging the Canyon: A Family Man Builds a Dam.  Included are many photographs of the construction of the dam and much information on Cody local history.

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Repository: McCracken Research Library

Access Restrictions: McCracken Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials. Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation or publication. Contact McCracken Research Library for more information.

Use Restrictions: None

Acquisition Source: Gift of Mrs. John J. Wilkins, III and Mr. David Anderson.


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Box MS246.01Add to your cart.
Folder MS246.1.01: Cole Correspondence in chronological order from 1903 to 1910Add to your cart.
Folder MS246.1.02: Children’s Letters and Home Schooling EssaysAdd to your cart.
Folder MS246.1.03: Miscellaneous Letters, Clippings and DocumentsAdd to your cart.
Folder MS246.1.04: P.246.1 - Cole’s last Dam: Flathead River Dam, 1937Add to your cart.
Folder MS246.1.05: P.246.2 My Dream – a Mirage of Rattlesnake GulchAdd to your cart.
Box MS246.02Add to your cart.
Folder MS246.2.01: Cody Photos and PostcardsAdd to your cart.

P.246.3 Cody Jan 1st 1901

P.246.4 Cody Nov 21st 1905

P.246.5 High Water at Cody Bridge 1907

P.246.6 “Buffalo Bill” Stagecoach, Cody 1908

P.246.7 Birdseye View, Cody 1908

P.246.8 Same as P.246.7

P.246.9 Hanging Rock, Shoshone Canyon

P.246.10 Cody 1905

P.246.11 Bridge to Cody

P.246.12 Dam Valley near Cody 1905

P.246.13 Town of Cody Oct 1904

P.246.14 Shoshone Reservoir and Dam, Cody Rd to Yellowstone

P.246.15 Same as P.246.14

P.246.16 thru P.246.27 Small cards saved by Marjorie Cole

P.246.28 thru P.246.31 Cards sent to Marjorie Cole in 1908 while in a Mass. School

P.246.32 Cook Shack at Dam site Oct 1904

Folder MS246.2.02: Photos of D. W. ColeAdd to your cart.

P.246.33 Cole circa 1892

P.246.34 Cole at Shoshone dam site

P.246.35 Shoshone dam site

P.246.36 Cole at first home at Dam site

P.246.37 D. W. Cole circa 1893

P.246.38 Cole tent June 1904 – June 1905

P.246.39 D. W. Cole in his office 1904

P.246.40 Carolyn Cole 1891 or 1892

P.246.41 Carolyn Cole with Marjorie at six months 1894

P.246.42 Cole 1913 at 50 years old

P.246.43 Enlargement of P.246.38

P.246.44 Cole in his sixties

P.246.45 Carolyn, Marjorie and D. W. Cole Dec 1897

P.246.46 Cole at Reclamation Office, Fallon, NV 5/27/14

P.246.47 Cole at “boring camp” Dec 1904

Folder MS246.2.03: Cole Family Photos at the Dam siteAdd to your cart.

P.246.48 Three Cole girls

P.246.49 Cole Family

P.246.50 Dr. Frances Lane (right) Physician for dam workers

P.246.51 Georgia (front) and Marjorie in two Easter photos 1906

P.246.52 Marjorie hanging on with Georgia and Lois – no date

P.246.53 Cole Tent winter of 1904

P.246.54 Marjorie on Sancho 1906

P.246.55 Marjorie and ?  1906

P.246.56 Jack Murray feeding sheep

P.246.57 Children, dogs and donkey  circa 1906

P.246.58 Girls and cart circa 1906

P.246.59 Girls and cart circa 1906

P.246.60 Girls and cart circa 1906

P.246.61 Girls and cart circa 1906

P.246.62 Girls and cart circa 1906

P.246.63 “The whole dam Family” 1906

P.246.64 Cad on Dolly

P.246.65 “The whole dam Family” 1906

P.246.66 Lois with Teamster circa 1908

P.246.67 Lois (left), Georgia and Laddie the dog

P.246.68 “Speak for it” Lois and Georgia  circa 1906

P.246.69 Lois and Georgia “The Engineer’s girls”

P.246.70 Christmas Guests 1906

P.246.71 Georgia and Lois on Sancho 1906

P.246.72 Marjorie, Jean (baby) & Geirgua with parents in NV July 8, 1912

P.246.73Marjorie, Lois and Georgia on Sancho

P.246.74 Georgia, Lois and Laddie December 1906

P.246.75 Marjorie 1906

P.246.76 Marjorie circa 1906

P.246.77 Christmas Tree in the Canyon 1906 with duplicate photos

P.246.78 “A great joke” Georgia usually sits in front

P.246.79 Lois and Laddie 1908

P.246.80 Lois and Georgia opposite contractors power plant  1908

P.246.81 Gates in outlet tunnel with family 1908

P.246.82 Rattlesnake Bridge Abutment with family  1909

P.246.83 Cad and children depart  June 1909

P.246.84 Same as P.246.83 but in sepia

P.246.85 Camp in the Canyon  no date

Folder MS246.2.04: Photos of the Dam site and constructionAdd to your cart.

P.246.86 The Shoshone River “Before”

P.246.87 Park Road View, S. Canyon

P.246.88 Looking upstream to Shoshone Dam site

P.246,89 Same as P.246.87

P.246.90 Government Camp at Dam site

P.246.91 Boring for bed rock  October 1904

P.246.92 Boring for bed rock  October 1904

P.246.93 Hanging bridge around road Tunnel # 2  October 1904

P.246.94 The site looking upstream  October 1904

P.246.95 South cliff below dam-site

P.246.96 Cole standing extreme left at head of canyon

P.246.97 Cole Tent in foreground

P.246.98 Canyon and road

P.246.99 Cave in big fault Feb 1905 Cole, Kirksey and Young (2 pictures)

P.246.100 High water July 3, 1909

P.246.101 Cabin site 200’ above Cole

P.246.102 Government camp  circa 1906

P.246.103 Suspended trail (same as the one in P.246.93)

P.246.104 Dam-site looking downstream – note suspension bridge above

P.246.105 17.3 feet over the dam  July 3, 1909

P.246.106 High water July 3, 1909  Missing is the noise and the motion

P.246.107 Excavating for the left abutment of the Dam June 11, 1906

P.246.108 Cross section of site of spillway  (2 photos)

P.246.109 Extinct Hot Springs Crater

P.246.110 Animal skull skeleton

P.246.111 Shoshone River

P.246.112 Shoshone River

P.246.113 Waits and Stewarts tent  1903

P.246.114 Suspension bridge  no date

P.246.115 Government Camp 1907

P.246.116 Canyon view

P.246.117 Formation on the north fork of the Shoshone  “Holy City”

P.246.118 Man on walkway (D.W.Cole ?)

P.246.119 Shoshone Dam July 4, 1913

P.246.120 Shoshone Dam July 4, 1913

P.246.121 Early June 1909  Before the flood

P.246.122 July 3, 1909 High water note swirl over upper inlet to tunnel

P.246.123 Looking upstream from new camp at dam-site

P.246.124 Government Camp 1907 – 1908

P.246.125 High water mark between the 1st and 2nd tunnels  1909?

P.246.126 Roadway thru tunnel  (2 photos)

P.246.127 Last stage Dec 1909 – Jan 1910

P.246.128 Last stage Dec 1909 – Jan 1910

P.246.129 Last stage Dec 1909 – Jan 1910

P.246.130 Last stage Dec 1909 – Jan 1910  D.W.Cole standing 3rd from right

P.246.131 Cranes and Suspension bridge

P.246.132 View of canyon

P.246.133 Shows right abutment

P.246.134 Looking down on dam from 1200 feet above in the spring of 1910

P.246.135 Loading car at the Dam

P.246.136 Shoshone River in 1905 at dam-site

P.246.137 Final stages of the Dam  Dec 1909 – Jan 1910

P.246.138 Final stages of the Dam  Dec 1909 – Jan 1910

P.246.139 Final stages of the Dam  Dec 1909 – Jan 1910

P.246.140 Final stages of the Dam  Dec 1909 – Jan 1910

P.246.141 Photos taken after the power plant was built  post 1922

P.246.142 Photos taken after the power plant was built  post 1922

P.246.143 Shoshone Dam and Cody Road

Box MS246.03Add to your cart.
Folder MS246.3.01: Volumes 2 and 3 of the Official “Shoshone Report"Add to your cart.
Folder MS246.3.02: Album with official photos of the Shoshone Dam under constructionAdd to your cart.

P.246.144 Contractor’s Office and Commissary

P.246.145 Tunnel, Dam-site and Cableways looking upstream

P.246.146 Cross sectioning spillway cliff

P.246.147 Top of cliff right abutment

P.246.148 Flume after flood in May 1906

P.246.149 Temporary works after flood of June 13, 1906

P.246.150 Temporary works after flood of June 13, 1906

P.246.151 Detail of wrecked flume June 13, 1906

P.246.152 Weir of Temporary Dam

P.246.153 Upper Portal of Outlet Tunnel showing high water mark

P.246.154 Outlet Tunnel and Dam-site looking upstream

P.246.155 Looking upstream to Dam-site

P.246.156 Looking upstream to Dam-site          

P.246.157 Tunnel and Dam-site looking upstream

P.246.158 Tunnel and Dam-site looking upstream

P.246.159 Moving Class 4 excavation out of river at Dam-site

P.246.160 Dam-site upstream to Cableway tower

P.246.161 View of site looking downstream  Oct 1904

P.246.162 Boring outfit at site  Oct 1904

P.246.163 Temporary dam and flume between May and June floods 1906

P.246.164 Dam-site, Flume and Cableways

P.246.165 Tunnel and Dam-site looking upstream

P.246.166 Bed of river looking downstream at site

P.248.167 Looking downstream to site

P.246.168 Looking downstream to attempted cofferdam and rock pile at the site

P.246.169Looking downstream to site

P.246.170 Abandoned cofferdam and piles of Class 4excavations blocking river

P.246.171 Outlet Tunnel and Dam-site looking downstream

P.246.172 Looking downstream to site tower

P.246.173 Looking downstream to site from cableway tower

P.246.174 Looking downstream to site from cableway tower

P.246.175 Temporary works

P.246.176 Temporary works

P.246.177 Temporary works

P.246.178 Temporary works

P.246.179 Temporary works and Plant

P.246.180 Flume on 30 degree turn

P.246.181 Flume upstream from 30 degree curve

P.246.182 Temporary diversion thru flume

P.246.183 Wreck of the Clarkson flume

P.246.184 Temporary works

P.246.185 Temporary works

P.246.186 Temporary works

P.246.187 Building flume in frost-bound trench

P.246.188 Temporary works

P.246.189 The new flume and the old

P.246.190 The new flume and the old

P.246.191 New flume completed

P.246.192 First timber in Temporary Dam

P.246.193 Cottonwood cribs of Temporary Dam

P.246.193 Cottonwood cribs of Temporary Dam

P.246.194 Diversion Dyke upstream from Temporary Dam

P.246.195 Excavation in frost for mudsills for Temporary Dam

P.246.196 Excavation in frost for mudsills for Temporary Dam

P.246.197 Cut-off trench and sheeting for Temporary Dam

P.246.198 Temporary Dam, showing damaged apron

P.246.199 Temporary Dam

P.246.200 Temporary Dam

P.246.201 Temporary Dam

P.246.202 Temporary Dam

P.246.203 Temporary Dam

P.246.204 Temporary Dam

P.246.205 Framing of sluiceway in Temporary Dam

P.246.206 Framing of sluiceway in Temporary Dam

P.246.207 Sluiceway of Temporary Dam

P.246.208 Head of Flume

P.246.209 Sluiceway in Temporary Dam

P.246.210 Gates of sluiceway looking downstream

P.246.211 Sluiceway just before turning on water for fires time

P.246.212 Upper Portal Outlet Tunnel

P.246.212 UpperPortal Outlet Tunnel

P.246.213 Outlet Tunnel

P.246.214 Upper Portal Outlet Tunnel

P.246.215 Lower Portal Outlet Tunnel

P.246.216Tunnel and Dam-site looking upstream

P.246.217 Downstream Portal Outlet Tunnel

P.246.219 East Portal of Road Tunnel

P.246.220 West Portal of Road Tunnel

P.246.221 West Portal of Road Tunnel

P.246.222 Site of Spillway

P.246.223 Spillway Cliff and Stone Crushing Plant

P.246.224 Site of Spillway: Re-setting stone crusher

P.246.225 Unloading Class 4 excavation from Dam-site

P.246.226 Unloading Class 4 excavation from Dam-site

P.246.227 Looking downstream to Dam-site from cableway tower

P.246.228 Rig for screening muck from Outlet Tunnel

P.246.229 Bridge over Shoshone River opposite Prendergast & Clarkson’s Camp

P.246.230 Contractor’s Office and Commissary

P.246.231 Contractor’s camp and log boom

P.246.232 Water flowing into cave about 500 ft upstream from the Temporary Dam

Folder MS246.3.03: Album of photos of the Shoshone Dam under construction    Add to your cart.

(Note: In both Album C here,  and Album D which follows, the numbering of photos is

different as the photos are glued into the albums.  A sheet of paper has been inserted

between each of the album pages.  On that sheet the two top numbers are for the

photos on the top page with the first number for the left hand photo and the second

for the right hand photo.  The bottom two numbers are for the other side of that

album page with the first number for the left hand photo when the page is turned

and the second number for the right hand photo.)

P.246.233 Dam Tunnel Construction

P.246.234 Dam Tunnel Construction

P.246.235 Dam Construction

P.246.236 Dam Tunnel Construction

P.246.237 Dam Tunnel Construction

P.246.238 Dam Tunnel Construction

P.246.239 Looking upstream at Dam-site

P.246.240 Looking upstream at Temporary Dam

P.246.241 Scene where top of Dam will be

P.246.241 Same scene as previous photo\

P.246.242Rivershot upstream

P.246.244 Upstream shot

P.246.245 Rock crusher

P.246.246 Towers for Tramway

P.246.247 Dam Construction

P.246.248 One of the Camps

P.246.249 Looking Upstream before the Dam is completed

P.246.250 Dam Construction at River Level

P.246.251 Dam Construction

P.246.252 Dam Construction

P.246.253 Rocks and Sand

P.246.254 Suspension Bridge

P.246.255 Suspension Bridge

P.246.256 Lifting steel into place

P.246.257 Lifting steel into place

P.246.258 Steel in place

P.246.259 View upstream with flume and suspension bridge visible

P.246.260 View of suspension bridge and items being lifted

P.246.261 Similar view to P.246.261

P.246.262 View of the base of the dam

P.246.263 View of the base of the dam

.246.264 View of the intake for future electric generator

P.246.265 View of the base of the dam

P.246.266 View of water pipes for electric generator

P.246.267 View of water pipes for electric generator

P.246.268 View of the base of the dam

P.246.269 View of the base of the dam

P.246.270 View of the base of the dam

P.246.271 Cleaning out the base of the dam

P.246.272 Cleaning out the base of the dam 9/10/08

P.246.273 Cleaning out the base of the dam 9/15/08

P.246.274 Final cleaning out the base of the dam 9/21/08

P.246.275 After initial concrete is put in place 10/5/08

P.246.276 Second stage of concrete at the base of the dam 10/7/08

P.246.277 Third stage of concrete at the base of the dam 10/13/08

P.246.278 Third stage of concrete at the base of the dam 10/13/08

P.246.279 Third stage of concrete at the base of the dam 10/13/08

P.246.280 Third stage of concrete at the base of the dam 10/13/08

P.246.281 Third stage of concrete submerged 10/15/08

P.246.282 Third stage exposed 10/21/08

P.246.283 Third stage exposed 10/21/08

P.246.284 42” pipe being assembled 11/1/08

P.246.285 42” pipe being assembled 11/1/08

P.246.286 42” pipe assembled 11/2/08

P.246.287 42” pipe being assembled 11/1/08

P.246.288 42” pipe under concrete 11/17/08

P.246.289 42” pipe under concrete 11/16/08

P.246.290 42” pipe in the process of being covered 11/3/08

P.246.291 42” pipe in the process of being covered 11/3/08

P.246.292 42” pipe under concrete 11/21/08

P.246.293 A later stage of concrete pouring

P.246.294 Placing rocks on concrete, 16” pipe visible 11/19/08

P.246.295 Same level as P.246.294 one day earlier 11/18/08

P.246.296 Gates in the Outlet Tunnel 8/12/08

P.246.297 Gates in the Outlet Tunnel 8/12/08

P.246.298 Gates in the Outlet Tunnel 8/12/08

P.246.299 Gates in the Outlet Tunnel 8/12/08

P.246.300 Flume in operation 10/10/08

P.246.301 Machinery in dam 10/7/08

P.246.302 Gates in Outlet Tunnel 8/12/08

P.246.303 Gates in Outlet Tunnel 8/12/08

P.246.304 Flume in operation 10/10/08

P.246.305 Flume in operation 10/10/08

P.246.306 Small dam upstream 8/27/08

P.246.307 Small dam upstream 8/28/08

P.246.308 Camp 10/20/08

P.246.309 Stone crushing plant 9/3/08

P.246.310 Removing stones

P.246.311 Stone crushing plant

P.246.312 Stone crushing plant 10/7/08

P.246.313 Stone crushing plant 10/7/08

P.246.314 Men working by the river

P.246.315 Looking downstream toward dam-site  8/27/08

P.246.316 Working on a tunnel  9/2/08

P.246.317 Working on a tunnel 9/15/08

P.246.318 Working on a tunnel 9/15/08

P.246.319 Preparing a canyon side 9/10/08

P.246.320 Finishing a tunnel

P.246.321 Working on the road 2/17/09

P.246.322 Working on the road

P.246.323 Working on the road

P.246.324 Working on a tunnel

P.246.325 Working on the canyon wall

P.246.326 Working on the road

P.246.327 Working on the road

P.246.328 Working on the road

P.246.329 Working on the road

P.246.330 Bridge over the Shoshone River 10/24/08

P.246.331 Engineer Cole’s daughter at their camp 9/2/08

[NOTE: Numbers P.246.332 thru P.246.371 were not assigned.]

P.246.372 Looking upstream 9/2/08

P.246.373 Looking down on camp and bridge on upstream side of dam

P.246.374 Upstream view before it was inundated

P.246.375 Upstream view before dam was completed

P.246.376 Dam with by-pass tunnel

P.246.377 By-pass tunnel

P.246.378 Towers erected

P.246.379 Distributing rocks before pouring concrete

P.246.380 View of dam and water coming from the tunnel

P.246.381 Dam rising as seen from downstream

P.246.382 Laying rock before pouring more concrete

P.246.383 View of the dam from downstream

P.246.384 Beginning to pour concrete

P.246.385 Beginning to pour concrete

P.246.386 Setting out rocks

P.246.387 Beginning to pour concrete

P.246.388 Dam rising

P.246.389 Dam rising

Folder MS246.3.04: Album of photos of Shoshone Dam under constructionAdd to your cart.

P.246.390 Dam seen from the downstream side

P.246.391 Dam at flooding

P.246.392 Dam at flooding

P.246.393 Dam and tunnel flowing well

P.246.394 Dam at flooding

P.246.395 Dam at normal stage

P.246.396 Dam at beginning of flood stage

P.246.397 Tunnel at normal flow

P.246.398 Dam under construction

P.246.399 Dam under construction

P.246.400 River at flood stage

P.246.401 Dam under construction

P.246.402 Dam under construction

P.246.403 Dam at flood stage

P.246.404 Dam at flood stage

P.246.405 Dam at flood stage

P.246.406 Canyon wall

P.246.407 Finished dam

P.246.408 Finished dam

P.246.409 Workers at tunnel at canyon wall

P.246.410 Finished dam

P.246.411 Finished dam

P.246.412 Finished dam

P.246.413 Finished dam

P.246.414 Finished dam

P.246.415 Finished dam

P.246.416 Finished dam

P.246.417 Preparation of canyon sidewall

P.246.418 Preparation of canyon sidewall

P.246.419 Roadway with tunnel

P.246.420 Another view of roadway with tunnel

P.246.421 Roadway with tunnel

P.246.422 View of completed Dam from downstream

P.246.423 View downstream from completed Dam

P.246.424 View of spillway from above

P.246.425 Close-up view of 42” outlet pipe

P.246.426 View of North and South forks of the Shoshone before the Dam is flooded

P.246.427 Dam approaching completion

P.246.428 Rock and cement plant

P.246.429 Spreading concrete among the rocks

P.246.430 Setting the 42” outlet pipes in place

P.246.431 Another view of the 42” outlet pipes

P.246.432 Dam under construction

P.246.433 View of Dam rising

P.246.434 Setting rocks before pouring concrete

P.246.435 Setting rocks before pouring concrete

P.246.436 Setting rocks before pouring concrete

P.246.437 Preparing to pour concrete

P.246.438 View of the 42” outlet pipes in place

P.246.439 Pouring concrete

P.246.440 Pouring concrete

P.246.441 Building up another level of the Dam

P.246.442 Building up another level of the Dam

P.246.443 Nearing the top level of the dam

P.246.444 The last bucket of concrete

P.246.445 Another level of the dam as it rises

P.246.446 Markings in the wall that show the height of the Croton Dam and the final

        height of this Dam

P.246.447 Ladder on the canyon wall

P.246.448 Top of the Dam

P.246.449 Covered concrete to allow curing

P.246.450 Finished Dam

P.246.451 Finished Dam

P.246.452 Finished Dam

P.246.453 Finished Dam

.246.454 Finished Dam

P.246.455 Finished walkway at top of the Dam

P.246.456 A view from above the Dam

P.246.457 A view from above the Dam

P.246.458 Park road in south canyon

P.246.459 Dam-site looking west

P.246.460 View from the road tunnel

P.246.461 View from the road tunnel

P.246.462 Panoramic view of Shoshone River and temporary dam

P.246.463 View of the finished Dam

P.246.464 View of road, spillway and filling reservoir

P.246.465 Looking downstream toward the dam-site

P.246.466 Camp upstream

P.246.467 Blasting for rock (1)

P.246.468 Blasting for rock (2)

P.246.469 Blasting for rock (3)

P.246.470 Three men at the top of the Dam

P.246.471 Looking toward Table Mt across the reservoir

P.246.472 View of Dam and spillway

P.246.473 View across the reservoir

P.246.474 A cottage from one of the camps

P.246.475 Cedar Mt across the reservoir

P.246.476 View of the reservoir from the Dam

P.246.477 View of the reservoir from the Dam

P.246.478 Corbett Diversion

P.246.479  Corbett Diversion

P.246.480 Corbett Diversion

P.246.481 Corbett Diversion

P.246.482 Corbett Diversion

P.246.483 View of the Valley

Folder MS246.3.05: Envelope with miscellaneous items not related to dam constructionAdd to your cart.
Box MS246.04Add to your cart.
Folder MS246.4.01: D. W. Cole letters to his wife (Cad) from NY in 1903Add to your cart.
Folder MS246.4.02: Empty photo frameAdd to your cart.
Folder MS246.4.03: Broken ceramic photo of Lois Warren Cole (deceased 1911) P.246.484Add to your cart.
Box MS246.05Add to your cart.
Folder MS246.5.01: 46 star American Flag with notation “Shoshone Dam – Dec 1909” Loan item.Add to your cart.

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