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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


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 MS246.02Add 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

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