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Description: Details construction of the Kenney Dam on the Nechako River in British Columbia, Canada, the nearby water intake tunnel and the obstacles faced in erecting transmission towers on mountainous terrain.
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Clip #: TFA-315C
Length: 10:06
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: North America
Country: Canada
State: British Columbia
Subject: Rivers
Original: 16mm
Keywords:
1950s, Canada, British Columbia, snow capped mountain peaks, fertile valley, river, white water rapids and waterfall, forests, totem poles, railroad bridge being constructed, Peace River District, oil, natural gas, loggers felling trees in forest, mining, smelting, mine railway, turbulent water, closed door with “conference” printed on window, men sitting around table in conference room planning construction of Kenney Dam on Nechako River, Nechako Canyon, construction of Kenney Dam, Stage 1, excavators scooping up rocks and dumping into trucks, rock being dumped out of dump truck to create dam, water intake tunnel being punched through mountain near lakes, construction camp for workers and families at future site of powerhouse, children running into school and taking seats at desks, male dam workers entering mess hall, male engineers discussing how to get power from where it is generated to where it will be used 50 miles overland across mountains, transmission towers, aerial snow capped mountain peaks, aerial Kitimat, future site of aluminum smelter, helicopters being used to airlift supplies including lumber to survey camp site on top of mountain, surveyors at work on mountain peaks and signaling to each other, future site of transmission towers, skyline, cityscape, pedestrians crossing city street, crosswalk, suburban homes, students outside school, totem pole


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