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SuperPipe: 1941

SuperPipe: 1941

        "INSTRUCTIONS: Grasping firmly, insert Segment 49E into 49F ... "

December 1941. Shasta County, California. "Segments of penstock pipe which will be used to conduct water from the reservoir formed by Shasta Dam to the hydroelectric turbines." Acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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