David DeMuth Photographs, 1910-1913  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
DeMuth, David R.
Title
David DeMuth Photographs
Dates
1910-1913
Quantity
.2 linear feet
Collection Number
Collection 1346, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The DeMuth Photographs are mostly images of the construction of the Hebgen Dam on the Madison River, taken by DeMuth prior to his death in 1913. A few images show DeMuth as a graduating student, a young man, and in the construction camp on the upper Madison River, and three images show the capture of young elk calves in winter by DeMuth and an unidentified companion. The construction pictures include images of the workmen's camp, the sawmill producing cut timbers for concrete forms and a water diversion tunnel, construction activity in winter and summer, and both steam and horse-powered earth moving equipment.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
asc@montana.libanswers.com
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

David Rollin DeMuth was born on November 3, 1885 in Peru, Indiana. He moved to Bozeman, Montana to attend the Montana College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1906 and lived with the W. D. Tallman family. DeMuth graduated in 1910 with a degree in civil engineering, and shortly thereafter he was employed by the Madison River Power Company to supervise the construction of the Hebgen Dam on the upper Madison River. When completed in 1914 the dam was a concrete-core earthen embankment structure of 85 feet tall and 721 feet long, used to store and regulate water for other downstream reservoirs and hydroelectric power plants. On June 15, 1913, DeMuth fell into the Madison River and drowned when he was swept over the dam's spillway.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The DeMuth photographs are mostly images of the construction of the Hebgen Dam on the Madison River, taken by DeMuth prior to his death in 1913. A few images show DeMuth as a graduating student, a young man, and in the construction camp on the upper Madison River, and three images show the capture of young elk calves in winter by DeMuth and an unidentified companion. The construction pictures include images of the workmen's camp, the sawmill producing cut timbers for concrete forms and a water diversion tunnel, construction activity in winter and summer, and both steam and horse-powered earth moving equipment. A few of the photographs have brief notations by DeMuth on the verso.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Original photographs taken by engineer David DeMuth were donated to Montana State University by Mary Tallman of Bozeman, Montana in the spring of 1982.

Processing Note

This collection was processed 2013 August 14


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box/Folder
1/1 #1-8, David DeMuth
1/2 #9-11, Elk
1/3 #12-16, Hebgen Dam construction
1/4 #17-22, Hebgen Dam construction
1/5 #25-28, Hebgen Dam construction
1/6 #29-33, Hebgen Dam construction
1/7 #34-39, Hebgen Dam construction
1/8 #40-45, Hebgen Dam construction
1/9 #46-49, Hebgen Dam construction
1/10 #50-55, Hebgen Dam construction
1/11 #56-62, Hebgen Dam construction
1/12 #63-71, Hebgen Dam construction
1/13 #72-76, Hebgen Dam construction
1/14 #77-84, Hebgen Dam construction
1/15 #85-91, Hebgen Dam construction
1/16 #92-99, Hebgen Dam construction
1/17 #100-106, Hebgen Dam construction
1/18 #107-112, Hebgen Dam construction
1/19 #113-119, Hebgen Dam construction
1/20 #120-126, Hebgen Dam construction
1/21 #127-131, Hebgen Dam construction
1/22 #132-139, Hebgen Dam construction
1/23 #140-142, Hebgen Dam construction
1/24 #143-149, Hebgen Dam construction
1/25 #150-156, Hebgen Dam construction
1/26 #157-163, Hebgen Dam construction
1/27 #164-167, Hebgen Dam construction
1/28 #168-173, Hebgen Dam construction
1/29 #174-178, Hebgen Dam construction

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Dams -- Design and construction
  • Dams -- Montana -- Design and construction -- Photographs
  • Elk hunting
  • Elk hunting -- Montana -- Photographs
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Frontier and pioneer life -- Montana -- Photographs

Geographical Names

  • Hebgen Dam (Mont.) -- Photographs
  • Madison River (Wyo. and Mont.) -- Photographs
  • Montana
  • Montana -- Hebgen Dam
  • United States -- Madison River

Form or Genre Terms

  • Photographs
  • Photographs -- Montana

Occupations

  • Civil engineers -- Montana