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The Hungry Horse Dam

This artistic view of Hungry Horse dam was taken by the Bureau of Reclamation at the Hungry Horse Project in Montana and is dated Nov. 7, 1952. It gives us a good view of a representative sample of what was on the American road at the time. The late thirties Packard near the group of people on the left appears to be the oldest car in view.

This dam at the time was the third highest and the forth largest concrete dam, which was some 564-feet-high. It was only open to the public on this one day so they could view progress, but was slated to be open to regular public travel when finished in 1953. The Old Motor photo.

One response to “The Hungry Horse Dam

  1. What I find interesting about these period photos is the lack of open cars. A similar grouping of cars from this era today would be 50% or more convertibles!

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