Friday, October 25, 2013

Sand Creek Dam: A Photo Album

by Kristine Schmucker, HCHM Curator

About a week ago, a follower on facebook asked about photos of the Sand Creek Dam.  We do have several in our Photograph Collection dating from 1910 to the 1960s. This post is a selection of those photographs.   I would also note that we need photographs from more modern times as well.  Someday, people will be interested what the area looked like in the 1970s, 80s and 90s.  If you have photos, we can scan them into our collection, and you could keep the original if you like.  This is true for any photographs of a more recent history, we would love to see them. 

Enjoy this Photo Album of the Sand Creek Dam near Athletic Park.

One of our oldest pictures of the Sand Creek Dam at Athletic Park, Newton, is an enlargement of a picture postcard from 1910.

Several views of the Sand Creek Dam 
near Athletic Park, Newton, Ks in 1915.

A view of the wooden pier at Sand Creek in 1915
from the Lucile Mitchell Miller Collection.

Swimming in Sand Creek in 1915
  from the Lucile Mitchell Miller Collection.

Sand Creek Dam, 1920s

This photo is labeled "the old dam".

Sand Creek Dam, 1930s

Sand Creek Dam, 1961

Sand Creek Dam, October 1963

All photographs are courtesy the Harvey County Historical Museum & Archives, Newton, Ks.

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