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Childs-Irving Hydroelectric Project, Forest Service Road 708/502, Camp Verde, Yavapai County, AZ

Childs-Irving Hydroelectric Project, Forest Service Road 708/502, Camp Verde, Yavapai County, AZ

 
 
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Summary

Significance: The Childs-Irving Hydroelectric Project encompasses a unique water-pressure/electric-turbine system according to engineering historians evaluating the historic complex since 1976 that 1) was constructed with great effort in an extremely remote landscape, 2) captured a natural water source and followed dramatic topography, 3) generated electric power in a remarkably simple and efficient manner, and 4) operated continuously for 95 years.
Survey number: HAER AZ-65
Building/structure dates: 1908-1909 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1915-1916 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Tutt, Iva, engineer
Viele, Francis S, engineer
Masson, Raymond S, engineer
U.S. Department of Agriculture, owner
Padilla, Mary, transmitter
SWCA Environmental Consultants, contractor
Martin, Linda, project manager
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Location

Camp Verde (Ariz.)34.56364, -111.85432
Google Map of 34.5636358, -111.8543178
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Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html