Accession Number : ADA635894


Title :   Engineers at the Golden Gate: A History of the San Francisco District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 1866-1980


Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS SAN FRANCISCO CA SAN FRANCISCO DISTRICT


Personal Author(s) : Hagwood, Jr, Joseph J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a635894.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 468


Abstract : This history represents the first comprehensive written and pictorial record of the Corps of Engineers in northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area. Since the early days of the Gold Rush, Army engineers have played an integral in the mammoth task of opening up the west and developing irs vital water resource. The story describes how progress has been achieved mainly through the Army engineers developing working relationships with local governing officials, community groups and private citizens. This same spirit of cooperation has continued to our present day activities. Although the Corps' mission and responsibilities have greatly increased to keep pace with the water-oriented needs of expanding metropolitan and rural community areas, we have also continued our role as chief steward of this area's coastline, it sports, harbors and rivers. The district maintains the navigation channels, develop water and energy resources and improves flood plain management while preserving the natural environment and cultural heritages, and increasing recreational opportunities.


Descriptors :   *ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS , *HISTORY , *MILITARY ENGINEERS , *SAN FRANCISCO BAY , ARMY , ARMY PERSONNEL , BAYS , CALIFORNIA , COASTAL REGIONS , COMMUNITIES , ENGINEERS , ENVIRONMENTS , FLOOD CONTROL , FLOOD PLAINS , HARBORS , MANAGEMENT , NAVIGATION , RECREATION , RIVERS , SHIPPING , WATER


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE