Items for Auction

Items for Auction

 

The AlCan Highway was built during World War II for the purpose of connection the contiguous United States to Alaska through Canada. Utah Construction Company was one of the contractors hired for this job that was completed in 1942 when UCC closed the last gap in the road.  This photograph represents the celebration of that moment.  The framed photograph measures 27 ½” x 24 ½”.
Utah broadened their mining interests to include Australia by the 1960s.  Utah owned Blackwater, Mount Goldsworthy, Goonyella, Hay Point and Saraji mines throughout Australia.  This photograph depicts the machinery and workings of these mines.  The measurements are 37 ¾” x 18 ¼”.
Utah’s first venture into the mining industry was at the Iron Springs Mine outside Cedar City, Utah in 1943. The company operated the facilities until the early 1970s. This photograph is a shot of the early mine and the buses that would transport the workers to the mine. The frame measures 26 ¾” x 23 ½”
From 1906 to 1909, Utah Construction built the Feather River Route for the Western Pacific Railroad.  The line connects the cities of Oakland, California to Salt Lake City, Utah.  The route is famous for its impressive engineering qualities and its scenic value.  The framed photographs measure 24 ¼” x 16 ½”.
Under the consortium called Six Companies, Utah was given the winning bid on the Hoover Dam project in 1931.  The construction effort began in 1931 and was finished in 1936, two years ahead of schedule.  This photograph shows the river at night as the dam is being constructed.  The photograph measures 25” x 22”.
The Hoover Dam was the largest project Utah was involved in and put the construction company on the national and international map.  This triptych shows the site before, during, and after completion of the dam.  The frame measures 31 ½” x 17 ½”.
The company moved Marcona ores to distant markets on a fleet of custom designed ore carriers, such as the San Juan Prospector.  The ship is shown outside the San Francisco bay area.  The frame measures 26 ½” x 14 ½”.
Utah Construction became involved in the Snowy Mountain Scheme in southeast Australia.  It was a hydroelectric and irrigation complex that involved building sixteen dams, seven power stations and hundreds of miles of tunnels and pipelines that were constructed between 1949 and 1974.  This photograph is one of those dams.  The photograph measures 24” x 29”.