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Identification:

Preferred Structure Name:
Barker Dam
Structure Number:
HS03B
Other Structure Name(s):
 
Other Structure Name(s)
1. 
Big Horn Dam
2. 
New Barker Dam
3. 
Original Barker Dam
Park:
Joshua Tree National Park
Historic District:
 
Historic District
No records.
Structure State:
California
Structure County:
San Bernardino
Region:
Pacific West
Cluster:
Pacific Great Basin
Administrative Unit:
Joshua Tree National Park
LCS ID:
009466
 
Historical Significance:

National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
National Register Date:
10/29/1975
National Historic Landmark?:
No
Significance Level:
Local
Short Significance Description:
Illustrates how ranchers obtained and stored water for their livestock in this arid region. Significant locally in the areas of agriculture.
Long Significance Description:
Helped support area mining activities by supplying food. Lower portion built by C. O. Barker, a cattleman, around 1900. Later raised in 1949-1950 by the Bill Keys family. SHPO detemined structure to be a contributing element of the Keys Ranch Historic District cultural landscape on 08/24/2004.
 
Construction Period:

Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1900
AD
1930
AD
Barker, C.O.
Other
2. 
Altered
1949
AD
1950
AD
Keys, William F. (Bill)
Other
 
Function and Use:

Primary Historic Function:
Dam
Primary Current Use:
Dam
Structure Contains Museum Collections?:
No
Other Functions or Uses:
 
Other Function(s) or Use(s)
Historic or Current
No records.
 
Physical Description:

Structure Type:
Major Utility
Volume:
20,000 - 2,000,000 cubic feet
Square Feet:
500
Material(s):
 
Structural Component(s)
Material(s)
1. 
Substructure
Fieldstone
2. 
Superstructure
Concrete
Short Physical Description:
Concrete and stone dam of irregular shape is 150' long, 20 feet high and 14" thick at top. Lower, downstream portion of dam is surfaced with stone,
Long Physical Description:
Lowest 9' of dam, the Original Barker Dam, was constructed of concrete surfaced with stone on the downstream side. The height of dam was raised an additional 6' of concrete in 1949-1950. Dam has several indentations. Inscription at top reads: "Big Horn Dam Built by Willis Keys, W.F. Keyes, Phyllis M. Keys, 1949-1950."