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Catalog Number 2007.018.0001
Accession number 2007.018.
Object Name Button
Description "Lytle Amis Green" pin/button from Columbia Basin Project, Potholes Dam. Button is a possible celluloid button and is comprised of yellow front with black text and metal back with clasp. Text on front of button: "LYTLE AMIS & GREEN / 880 / POTHOLES DAM."


From: www.usbr.gov: The contract for construction of the Potholes dam and reservoir was awarded to a joint venture of C. F. Lytle Company, Amis Construction Company, and Green Construction Company, on October 24, 1946. Work on the project began in January 1947 when crews began excavations for the outlet works and stripping the foundation area. Excavated materials were stockpiled for construction of the embankment, which began in April. The outlet tunnel was holed through in mid-July 1947, and concrete lining began in early August. By the end of 1947, the project was almost 50% complete. Work continued though 1948 and into 1949. The embankment was completed on June 3, 1949, and the final concrete was set in place on June 30. The dam was accepted as complete by Reclamation on August 16, 1949, almost five months ahead of schedule
Collection Moses Lake Museum & Art Center Purchases
Provenance Purchased on EBAY.
Credit line Purchased for the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center's collection.
Source Topor, Bill
Collector Bill Topor
Material Metal/Celluloid(?)
Search Terms Potholes Reservoir
Grant County
Washington