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Highway 89 Junction Sign Near Thistle on December 31, 1983

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Title

Highway 89 Junction Sign Near Thistle on December 31, 1983

Description

This image documents the Thistle Flood that began in April 1983 with a massive mud slide that created an earthen dam, blocking the flow of the Spanish Fork River. In addition to severing Highway 89 as a transportation route, the dam destroyed the Denver and Rio Grande Western railroad tracks, cutting off the railroad link between Salt Lake and Denver. As flood waters rose, the town of Thistle (located on Highway 89) was inundated with the water that would form Thistle Lake. Massive construction efforts were made between 1983 and 1984 to reconstruct rail and road lines, as well as divert and drain water from Thistle Lake into the nearby Spanish Fork River.

Medium

Photographs
Color photographs

Date

12/31/83

Temporal Coverage

Language

Source

Utah State Archives and Records Service, Official Photographs: Thistle Disaster Documentation, Series 25229, Box 3, Folder 49, Photo 83267-372.

Is Referenced By

Inventory for the Utah Department of Transportation Thistle Flood photograph collection can be found at: http://archives.utah.gov/research/inventories/25229.html

Rights

Reproduction for publication, exhibition, web display or commercial use is only permissible with the consent of the Utah State Archives, phone (801) 533-3535.

Format

Identifier

25229003049_83267-372_H89RoadSign.jpg

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Digital Publisher

Digitized by : Utah State Archives and Records Service

Physical Dimensions

4 inches x 5 inches

Height

2673

Width

3939

Scanning resolution

800

Colorspace

24-Bit Color

File Size

936497 Bytes

Conversion Specs

Scanned by Utah State Archives and Records Service using Epson GT-30000 scanner, at 800 dpi. Archival file is uncompressed TIFF (800 dpi). Display file is JPEG 2000.

Date Digital

5/15/14

Purchasing Information

To order photocopies, scans, or prints of this item for fair use purposes, please contact the Utah State Archives History Research Center at: http://archives.utah.gov/research/index.html