Breaking Through the Ward Tunnel between Florence and Huntington Lake- circa 1924

January 19, 2015 9:14 am Published by Leave your thoughts 10830797_1004461079569949_1453208410610510938_o Breaking Through the Ward Tunnel between Florence and Huntington Lake, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains east of Fresno. Image dated 8am September 6, 1924. This tunnel was bored 13 miles through solid granite under Kaiser Pass to connect the flow of water between Florence Lake and Huntington Lake. This water was then used to generate power for the electric rail cars that were in operations in the Los Angeles during 1915-1930. The tunnel was started from both ends and the miners met in the middle. Image used with permission from: Antique Images from the Collection of Michael J. Semas

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