Birney-McClear-Hankerd family papers: 1835-1972
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Power Plants and Dams [series]
 
Huron River Power Plants and Dams [subseries]

Power Plants and Dams relates to dams and plants along the Huron River as well as to other water development projects in Michigan. These files consist of business correspondence on matters of land purchases and flowage rights, blueprints and drawings, contract documents and specifications, computations, and tests. Some of the Huron River projects documented include Argo, Barton, Geddes, Superior and French Landing. Some of the other files concern projects in Allegan, Alpena, Hart, Lowell, Rawsonville, and Sault Ste. Marie. Included with this subgroup are files relating to tests and experiments with draft tubes and the design of multiple arch dams.

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Land Purchases 1905-1927
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Maps of the Huron River Valley from Surveys made in 1908, 1909
 
Reports
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Preliminary Report of the Proposed Development of the Huron River Water Powers 1912
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Cost New and Cost Less Depreciation of Huron River Power Plants 1915
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Miscellaneous Reports 1917-1930
 
Barton
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Contracts and Specifications 1911-1915
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Drawings and Computations 1912-1919
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Property and Correspondence 1912-1918
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Reports 1911, 1916
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Sketches 1911-1915
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Tests 1913-1915
 
Argo
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Computations 1913
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Contracts and Specifications 1913
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Contracts and Specifications, Power House 1913
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Drawings 1911-1915
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Head Race, Tail Race, and Canal 1912-1914
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Property undated, 1917
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Spillway Calculations 1912-1913
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Tests 1914-1915
 
Geddes
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Computations 1916-1917
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Contracts and Specifications 1917-1918
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Drawings 1916-1925
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Tests 1918
 
Superior
 
Computations
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1907-1914
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1918-1919
 
Contracts and Specifications
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Undated, 1914
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1916-1922
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Drawings 1914-1922
 
French Landing
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Computations 1922-1924
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Contracts and Specifications 1924
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Drawings 1924-1925
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Sketches 1924-1925
 
Other Power Plants and Dams [subseries]
 
Allegan
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Computations 1927-1931
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Reports and drawings 1926-1929
 
Alpena
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Field Notes 1923-1952
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Maps, Prints, Miscellaneous 1916-1952
 
Delhi
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Drawings 1913-1915
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Property 1915-1922
 
Hart
 
Business Correspondence
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1923-1926
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1924-1926
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1927-1928
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Clippings
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Maps and Drawings
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Reports 1923-1924
 
Lowell
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Business Correspondence 1929-1930
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Computations 1929
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Drawings 1930
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Specifications 1917
 
Rawsonville (Ford Motor Company)
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Contract and Correspondence 1930-1932
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Drawings 1910-1928
 
Sault Ste. Marie
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Clippings
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Computations 1905-1911
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Drawings
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Financial Records 1903-1911
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Testimony of Gardner Stewart Williams
 
Scio
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Drawings 1909
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Property 1913-1923
 
Blueprints [subseries]
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Midway, Alpena, Alcona 1922-1924
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Miscellaneous

(includes photographs)

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Draft Tubes - Tests and Experiments
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Multiple Arch Dams