SnapShot March 21, 2011
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Submitted By: Shelly Dudley, senior historical analyst, SRP, Phoenix This photograph of Theodore Roosevelt Dam in Arizona was taken Aug. 1, 1908, by a U.S. Reclamation Service photographer identified only as ‘D.A.W.’ With camera and gear, it would have been a difficult trek to reach the site east of Phoenix through the untamed Superstition Wilderness. The masonry dam was approximately 42% complete here, at a height of about 75 ft above the Salt River. The dam turns 100 this month.