Re: Photo: Barrels in A Boxcar (Cement)


Bob Chaparro
 

In the San Jacinto Valley, CA, the arrival of the railroad in 1888 facilitated the inbound movement of construction materials for the Hemet Dam, located above Hemet in Garner Valley. The dam was constructed between 1891 and 1895. Cement for the dam came from Belgium and was shipped in 400-pound barrels around Cape Horn to San Diego, then by rail to San Jacinto. Over 20,000 barrels were used for the dam.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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