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Page 61. Mission Dam, shown here in 1937, was the first European effort to control and manage the region’s water supply. San Diego History Center Photo.
Page 63. The 171 feet high Barrett Dam was built as a gravity section concrete arch in 1921-23. San Diego History Center Photos.
Page 63. The engineers and construction crew at Barrett Dam stopped work on Jan. 16, 1921 to record their work. San Diego Historical Society Photos.
Page 64. In 1922, Congressman Phil Swing of San Diego played a key role in Washington gaining approval for Boulder Dam and the All-American Canal. San Diego Historical Society Photo.
Page 65. San Diego Mayor John L. Bacon led a coalition of southern California cities in the 1920s, successfully seeking a shore of Colorado River water for municipal use. San Diego History Center Photos.
Page 66. City engineer Hiram N. Savage played an important role in bringing Colorado water to San Diego. San Diego History Center Photos.
Page 68. San Vincente Dam under construction. San Diego History Center Photos.
Page 70. El Capitan Dam in June 1955. San Diego Historical Society Photos.
Page 70. Surface waters of San Diego county map. San Diego History Center Photo.