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Building the Railroad Photographs of the Western Pacific Railroad from 1907–1908 From the camera of my great-grandfather, head surveyor Karl Onis Hawley

Book design by C J Dunn


Tunnel No. 4 on the Western Pacific


Wagon road bridge across north fork of Feather at a Point


Ten horse team hauling an air compressor up the north fork of the Feather for U. C. Co. at tunnel number 16


Chino Creek


Karl Onis Hawley, head of survey party for Western Pacific RR (Bucks Lake in background)


Bucks Lake


A fishing party at French Creek Falls


Cross-Sectioning Eagle Point Hawley Instrumnet, Briggs, Rod, Smythe & Dorr Chainman, Martin, Stake Artist (Oct. 1907)


Bardee’s Point


Looking down the Feather from Wild Yankee Creek


W. P. Co.’s plant putting in dam across the Feather


Gold Dredger “Indiana” at work near Oroville January 1908


Suspension wagon road bridge across the Feather at Milk Ranch Creek


Bidwell’s Bar, on the Feather River, one of the oldest towns in California,and the first county seat of Butte County (Now under water as a part of Lake Oroville)


Making cut with trap (If you look close you can see a horse in front of some kind of structure)


Stanwood, a Lumber Camp in the Sierra Nevada Mountains


Moonlight on the bay of ‘Frisco taken from the Oakland Pier


U. S. Training Station – Goat Island – ‘Frisco Bay


Greek Theater, University of California, Berkely California


Survey crew with head surveyor Karl Onis Hawley (second from right)


Dutch windmill, Ocean Beach, San Francisco


Karl Onis Hawley with instrument saying ‘so long’ from the Feather River



Building the Railroad