Ripples from Medina Lake Texas History SIGNED

By: Kuehne, Cyril Matthew

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Book Condition: Collectible: Good


Signed and inscribed on inside front cover. "To W.H. Parkins, March 7, 1966." Laid in folded map of Medina Lake by Cyril M. Kuehne from 1942.The history of Medina Dam, a hollow-masonry type dam built in 1911 and 1912 by the Medina Irrigation Company in what became Mico, Texas. Medina Lake extends north of it in northeastern Medina County and southeastern Bandera County. The dam and irrigation project was designed and financed by Dr. Frederick Stark Pearson, an American engineer, with extensive British financial backing. The construction took over 1500 men two years to build while working 24 hours a day. They were mostly skilled Mexican workers with experience building other dams for Pearson. They received two dollars for a day's work. Pearson's Medina Irrigation Company (MICO) built a camp to house the workers and their families; the company town was first called MICO after its acronym. The community is now known as Mico, Texas. When the dam was completed in 1913, it was the largest hydraulic engineering project west of the Mississippi River and the fourth-largest dam in the US. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its significance as an infrastructure project and its contributions to economic development of the county. Contents: Medina County; Bandera County; Comal County; The Dream and the Plan; Medina Irrigation Company; Construction Work, 1911; Death Toll; Dam Completion; Pearson's Death; Ripples from the Past; Irrigation to Fishing; St. Francis Chapel; Future of Medina Lake; Settlement of the Lake Area.

Title: Ripples from Medina Lake Texas History SIGNED

Author Name: Kuehne, Cyril Matthew

Categories: History, Texana,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Naylor Co., San Antonio: 1966-01-01

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Collectible: Good

Type: Paperback

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: b2-1969

Keywords: Texas Hill country Medina Lake history Dam irrigation project,