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Building the original Exchequer Dam

Construction on the original Exchequer Dam began in 1924. Bent Bros. was the general contractor of the dam and power house, and F. Rolandi was awarded the contract for the relocation of 16.7 miles of the Yosemite Valley Railroad. In the middle photo above, you can see the railroad in the foreground, and the south spillway excavation…

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