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By Larry R. Matthews

within the early Nineteen Sixties, hundreds of thousands of development staff and their households got here to Oroville, in Northern California, to assist construct the most important earth-fill dam on the planet. positioned 9 miles northeast of city, the Oroville Dam will be the cornerstone of the California kingdom Water venture, which might offer flood regulate, electrical energy, game, and water to California citizens. The undertaking used to be so giant that it can reinvent the glance of a lot of the world; require the development of roads, bridges, and railroads; inundate a lot of the area's heritage lower than 1000's of ft of water; and drastically influence the lives of the citizens of Oroville. The winning finishing touch of the venture got here at a price--34 building staff died.

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