Elephant Butte Dam – Building the Dam

This photo shows the building the Elephant Butte Dam. The concrete structure was the largest irrigation system at the time (2.2 million acre feet).  The photo was taken in 1914.

Document Type: Photograph
Historical Event: Resources
Sub Event: Elephant Butte Dam
Origin: US Reclamation Service?
Date: February 27, 1914
Author: Not Cited
Permission: Public Domain
Contributor: Tammie Torres
Albuquerque Historical Society

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