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Patricia Johnson Collection

Identifier: MS-175


Inventory of Patricia Johnson Collection. This collection contains information on Utah Construction Company including photographs of the building of the Western Pacific Railroad and Hoover Dam. The additions include a dress worn by Marie Wattis during a dinner with Governor William Spry.


  • Creation: 1917 - 1943


4 Boxes

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Fd 1 UCC Condensed Balance Sheet: 1931

Fd 2 Joint Work Earnings: 1941

Fd 3 Financial Statements- UCC: Oct. 31, 1942

Fd 4 Letter from Hank Lawler regarding Hetch Hetchy Dam, includes photos

Fd 5 Newspaper cartoon of W. H. Wattis

Fd 6 Article from Salt Lake Telegram regarding Hoover Dam: March 5, 1931

Fd 7 Union Oil Bulletin: February, October 1931 re: Hoover Dam

Fd 8 Western Construction News: April 10, 1931

Fd 9 California Journal of Development: April 1931

Fd 10 The Reclamation Era: July 1936

Fd 11 Fortune: August 1943

Fd 12 Fortune: September 1943

Fd 13 Photograph: Black Canyon

Fd 14 Photograph: W. H. Wattis

Fd 15 Photograph: Hank Lawler

Fd 16 Photograph: Western Pacific Railroad (men on train)

Fd 17 Photograph: Western Pacific Railroad (men in tunnel)

Fd 18 Photograph: Western Pacific Railroad (steam shovel)


Fd 1 Photograph: Western Pacific Railroad (W. H. Wattis on horse)

Fd 2 Photograph: Western Pacific Railroad (W. H. Wattis)

Fd 3 Photograph: Western Pacific Railroad (men outside tunnel)

Fd 4 Photograph: Western Pacific Railroad (men at camp)

Fd 5 Las Vegas Evening Review-Journal: January 15, 1932

Fd 6 Las Vegas Evening Review-Journal Progress Edition: January 15, 1932

Fd 7 Photograph: W. H. Wattis

Fd 8 Photograph: Black Canyon

Fd 9 Photograph: Hoover Dam


Fd 1 Western Pacific Railroad Scrapbook

Fd 2 Western Pacific Railroad Scrapbook

Addendum 2003 Donated by Patricia Johnson and Margaret Bunning from the Estate of Dorothy Hetzel


Fd 1 Memorial Memoriam from Utah Construction Company about William Henry Wattis.

Fd 2 Photograph (16 x 10, Black and White) Dinner to Governor William Spry by his staff, Alta Club, January 2, 1917. Includes a copy of the photograph in the Salt Lake Tribune identifying the people.

Fd 3 The formal dress worn by Marie Wattis at the dinner for Governor Spry: January 2, 1917.

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Repository Details

Part of the WSU Stewart Library Special Collections Repository

3921 Central Campus Drive Dept 2901
Ogden UT 84408