Format Film, Video
Dates 1911
Location Arizona
Gila County
Maricopa County
Salt River
Salt River Valley
Theodore Roosevelt Dam
Language English
Subjects Arizona
Dams
Dedication Services
Reclamation of Land
Salt River (Gila County and Maricopa County, Ariz.)
Salt River Valley (Gila County and Maricopa County, Ariz.)
Speeches, Addresses, Etc., American
Theodore Roosevelt Dam (Ariz.)
Title
TR speaking at the dedication of Roosevelt Dam, 1911 /
Other Title
Theodore Roosevelt speaking at the dedication of Roosevelt Dam, 1911
theodore roosevelt speaking at the dedication of roosevelt dam, 1911
Created / Published
United States : [s.n.], 1911.
Subject Headings
-  Theodore Roosevelt Dam (Ariz.)
-  Dedication services
-  Speeches, addresses, etc., American
-  Dams--Arizona
-  Reclamation of land--Arizona
-  Salt River Valley (Gila County and Maricopa County, Ariz.)
-  Salt River (Gila County and Maricopa County, Ariz.)
Notes
-  Copyright: no reg.
-  Appearing: President Theodore Roosevelt, Governor Richard E. Sloan, Louis C. Hill, Benjamin A. Fowler.
-  Duration: 0:19 at 18 fps.
-  On March 18, 1911, TR spoke at the dedication of the Roosevelt Dam. Providing irrigation for the Salt River Valley area of the territory of Arizona, the dam is largely the result of TR's reclamation efforts while President. On driveway along top of dam, TR, officials, and crowd look intently over the side of the dam. TR has probably just pushed the electric switch opening the sluice gates on the dam's northern slope. Long shot of TR addressing crowd, with the following officials identified behind him on platform: territorial Governor of Arizona, Richard E. Sloan; Louis C. Hill, engineer in charge of dam construction; and Benjamin A. Fowler, president of the National Irrigation Congress.
-  Sources used: Sloan, Richard E., ed. History of Arizona. v. 2, 1930:316-322; Arizona republican, Phoenix. 3/18/11:1-2; 3/19/11:1; P&P portrait file.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Roosevelt Memorial Association purchased from Lyman Howe. Slightly out of frame.
-  Received: ca. 1967; ref print and arch pos; preservation; Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection.
-  Received: 1967; transferred to LC from NPS, NPS acquired from RMA, RMA purchased from Lyman Howe; slightly out of frame throughout; transferred to safety from LC nitrate at USDA lab: 5/1968.
Medium
1 reel of 1 (ca. 9 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. ref print.
1 reel of 1 (ca. 9 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. arch pos.
Call Number
FAB 0956 (ref print)
FRA 5921 (arch pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
trmp 4165 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/trmp.4165
Library of Congress Catalog Number
mp76000124
http://lccn.loc.gov/mp76000124


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T. R.'s Return from Africa, 1910 [2]
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