Overholser Dam  by JohnDSmith

In 1916, under the leadership of Mayor Ed Overholser, citizens voted $1.5 million in bonds – about $26 million in today’s dollars – to build the dam and reservoir at a location that was then eight miles west of town.
The dam is 62 feet high and 1,258 feet long. It was built by the Ambursen Construction Company of New York in a style developed by engineer Niles Ambursen, using concrete buttresses to support a slab of concrete that holds back the water.

Today, Lake Overholser is a ‘backup’ reservoir, tapped during the summer to meet the increased seasonal demand.

The dam was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.

When I was young I didn`t see the beauty of this Dam, But now I can`t get enough shots of it,…I`m still looking for a better shot,It`s there I just need to find it…11/28/09,…..Sony A100,….1/80sec.,…f/8.0,….35mm,….ISO 100,..
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  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonalmost 5 years ago

    Great capture and love how the light goes through the end window.

  • Great comment,…..THANKS,..

    – JohnDSmith

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepalmost 5 years ago

    Really excellent detail and POV…A very beautiful photograph!

  • Thank you so much,..

    – JohnDSmith

  • Chris Chalk
    Chris Chalkalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful perspective, love the lighting and overall composition! Thanks for the great narrative too John – :)

  • Thank you,..

    – JohnDSmith

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent,,detail, tones,,comp,,,.all work to make this fabulous

  • Thanks so much,..great comment,..

    – JohnDSmith

  • reindeer
    reindeeralmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful detail, really like the gold light on the windows and the curved arches. =)

  • Thank you,..

    – JohnDSmith

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Milleralmost 5 years ago

    John, this is a great shot. It’s real and the light is perfect. Have you seen it with the water rushing through? Barb

  • Barb thanks for that great comment,…Yes I`ve seen the water flowing through itand I have pictures,….I`ll post some later,…Thanks again.

    – JohnDSmith

  • Xcarguy
    Xcarguyalmost 5 years ago

    Great comp and I like the light shining off the dam.

  • thanks so much,..

    – JohnDSmith

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 5 years ago

    Nice perspective on this – - – fabulous!!!

  • fabulous comment,….THANKS,..

    – JohnDSmith

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersalmost 5 years ago

    I love the soft colors of the sky and the sunlight on the windows. Great capture.

  • Oh,…Thank you so much,..

    – JohnDSmith

  • Clive S
    Clive Salmost 5 years ago

    The angles, lines and light are fabulous. Great capture.

  • fabulous comment,..THANKS!,…

    – JohnDSmith

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