USACE Omaha District Photos

Fort Peck Dam
President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the Fort Peck project in 1933, during the midst of the Great Depression. More than 7,000 men and women signed on to work on the dam in 1934 and 1935. Employment peaked at nearly 11,000 dam workers in 1936, and thousands more swarmed to Montana to set up businesses. More than eighteen boomtowns sprang up in the vicinity.

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Photo by: USACE, Omaha District |  VIRIN: 160815-A-CE999-441.JPG