Roosevelt Dam Road


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This photo shows the dirt road to Roosevelt Dam.  Back of photo states, "Roosevelt Dam Road."

Theodore Roosevelt Lake was formed by the construction of a masonry dam on the Salt River in 1911, making it the oldest artificial reservoir in Arizona. About ten miles of the original river are now beneath the waters, and in the other direction one of its major tributaries, Tonto Creek, is flooded for about 8 miles although the lake level and hence the overall length is quite variable.



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