Lynx Creek Dam After 1891 Flood


E. M. Jennings/Prescott, Arizona Unknown dam104pb.jpg DAM-104 B&W 1025.0104.0002 dam104pb Photo Card Print 5x7 Historic Photographs 1891 Reproduction requires permission. Digital images property of SHM Library & Archives


Picture shows a portion of the Lynx Creek Dam destruction after the flood in February 1891. Preliminary work on the dam began in March 1890 and commenced in early February 1891. The dam was built by Barlow Messicks. It was built of large masonery stone and two walls of Portland cement and filled with lime concrete. The Lynx Creek Dam was built for the purpose of placer mining having over 2,000 feet of flume and 1000 feet of sluice boxes. The dam washed out and was severely damaged just days after completion.


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