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Challenging the Canyon : A Family Man Builds a Dam

Churchill, Beryl Gail

Published by WordsWorth, 2001
ISBN 10: 0965294269 / ISBN 13: 9780965294263
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Title: Challenging the Canyon : A Family Man Builds...

Publisher: WordsWorth

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)


SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page, inscribed to "E-- and A--" and dated June 15, 2001. 82 pages. Contains 102 photographs and drawings and 17 letters or letter excerpts. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Selling online since 1999. Quick shipping; Secure packing; Free tracking!. Bookseller Inventory # 023353

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Synopsis: Challenging the Canyon: A Family Man Builds A Dam brings a new dimension to the oft-told story of the construction of the Shoshone Dam (Buffalo Bill Dam) near Cody, Wyoming. While a great deal has been known of the construction history of the concrete dam which was the tallest of its time, only recently has the story of a family living at the construction site been unearthed.

Author Beryl Churchillís connection with the family of constructing engineer D.W. Cole has brought to light a treasure trove of photographs, letters and the details of life of the Cole family, who lived in the Shoshone Canyon from 1905 to 1909, during most of the construction.

The book contains 51 never-published photographs, both of the Cole family and the construction project. In addition, letters between husband and wife, and between father and daughters reveal an affectionate, intelligent family and shed new light on the daily life of a turn-of-the-century family experiencing the American West firsthand.

About the Author: Beryl Churchill is author of Dams, Ditches and Water, a history of the Shoshone Project, The Dam Book, a history of the construction of the dams on the project, and People Working Together, a 75th anniversary celebration of Powell, Wyoming.

She was project director for the Land, Water and People wayside educational exhibits that interpreted 10 significant sites on the Shoshone Project.

She is a former member of the Wyoming Water Development Commission and the Board of Park County Commissioners.

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