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Shasta Dam: 1942

Shasta Dam: 1942

June 1942. Redding, California (vicinity). "Shasta Dam under construction." Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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"Peaking" through.

The dam and its reservoir are named for Mount Shasta, elevation 14,179 feet,
about 50 miles away, which you can see peeking through the gap. Thanks to the drought, there is a lot less water now than what appears in the Google Earth photo.

Finished product

The 1942 photo is beautiful. Here's a look at Shasta Dam today, courtesy of Google Earth.

Wow

Beautiful pic!

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