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Dam at Elephant Butte, on Rio Grande, near El Paso, Texas
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H. S. B.;. Dam at Elephant Butte, on Rio Grande, near El Paso, Texas - Front. 1916. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 31, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll16/item/750/show/748.

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H. S. B.;. (1916). Dam at Elephant Butte, on Rio Grande, near El Paso, Texas - Front. Historic Texas Postcards. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll16/item/750/show/748

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H. S. B.;, Dam at Elephant Butte, on Rio Grande, near El Paso, Texas - Front, 1916, Historic Texas Postcards, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed July 31, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll16/item/750/show/748.

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Title Dam at Elephant Butte, on Rio Grande, near El Paso, Texas
Creator (Printer) (LCNAF)
  • H. S. B.
Publisher Curt Teich & Co.;
Date 1916
About the Date This date was derived from the Guide to Dating Curt Teich Postcards created by the Curt Teich Postcard Archives, Lake County Discovery Museum, Wauconda, IL.
Caption On upper left: "Dam at Elephant Butte, on Rio Grande, near El Paso, Texas." On reverse: "DAM AT ELEPHANT BUTTE, ON RIO GRANDE, NEAR EL PASO, TEXAS. The great dam just completed at Elephant Butte, on Rio Grande, near El Paso, Texas. Length 1,674 feet, height from bed rock 318 feet. The water now being stored will eventually create an artificial lake 45 miles long, largest in the world. The project completed will have cost the U. S. Government $12,000,000 and will re-claim 200,000 acres of fertile lands. There are great opportunities here for homeseekers, and The El Paso Camber of Commerce will gladly furnish detailed information on request."
Subject.Topical (AAT)
  • reservoirs (water distribution structures)
  • rivers
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Elephant Butte Reservoir, New Mexico
  • Rio Grande
Genre (AAT)
  • photographic postcards
Physical Description 1 color postcard
Postcard Number R-65907
Format (IMT)
  • image/jpeg
Original Item Location ID 1970-001, Sub-Series 1, Sub-Sub-Series 7, Box 4, Folder 156
Original Collection George Fuermann "Texas and Houston" Collection
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=356
Digital Collection Historic Texas Postcards
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll16
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This image is in the public domain and may be used freely. If publishing in print, electronically, or on a website, please use the citation: "Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. UH Digital Library. " To order a higher resolution reproduction, please click the "Request High Res" button at the bottom of the page.
Index Date 1916-12-31
Item Description
Title Front
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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