Governor Bamberger Mammoth dam failure records
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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
An agency history is available.
Scope and Content
This series contains correspondence, photographs, maps and newspaper articles, and the State Engineer's report to the Governor about the cause and effects of the dam failure. The Mammoth Dam was situated twelve miles east of Fairview, Utah and was owned by the Price River Irrigation Company. On 24, June of 1917 the dam broke and the reservoir emptied.
Alphabetical by document type.
Administrative records from the Governor Bamberger, Series 183, include scrapbooks with newspaper articles concerning the dam failure.
Agency reports from the Secretary of State, Series 3566, contain the biennial report of the State Engineer, including a report of the dam failure.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
This series was processed by Wendy Checketts in 1999. The records were microfilmed and this inventory updated in 2002.
- Bamberger, Simon, 1846?-1926
- Utah—Dam failures—Investigation.
|1||1||1||Correpondence relating to the dam failure|
|1||1||2||Newspaper articles concerning the dam failure|
|1||1||3||Photographs of the dam failure|
|1||1||4||State Engineer's report|