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"Fort Peck Dam, Montana, 1936," Margaret Bourke-White (American, 1904–1971), Gelatin silver print

Fort Peck Dam, Montana, Photo by Margaret Bourke-White. This image graced the front cover of Life Magazine on November

And again: Margaret Bourke-White, Fort Peck Dam, 1936

Margaret Bourke-White support struts inside section of a giant pipe used to divert flow of missouri river

Margaret Bourke-White. Diversion Tunnels, Fort Peck Dam, 1936.

Margaret Bourke-White

Building the Fort Peck Dam in Montana, 1936. Photo: Margaret Bourke-White http://ti.me/1FfCQqW

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Not originally published in LIFE. Workers on the site of the Fort Peck Dam, Montana,

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Presa y lago de Fort Peck

Aerial Fort Peck Dam before slide B - Fort Peck Dam - A view of the intact Fort Peck Dam during construction before the disastrous slide of September 22, 1938 which occurred at the far eastern end, located top center in this image. June 29, 1938. Courtesy, estate of Robert A. Midthun.

Aerial Fort Peck Dam before slide B - Fort Peck Dam - A view of the intact Fort Peck Dam during construction before the disastrous slide of September 22, 1938 which occurred at the far eastern end, located top center in this image. June 29, 1938. Courtesy, estate of Robert A. Midthun.

Relief Workers Hanging from Cable in Front of a Giant Beam During the Construction of Fort Peck Dam

Relief Workers Hanging from Cable in Front of a Giant Beam During the Construction of Fort Peck Dam Photographic Print

"Diversion Tunnels, Fort Peck Dam - Workmen looking over gigantic pipe segments waiting to be installed to divert a section of the Missouri River during construction of the Fort Peck Dam”. 1936. Fort Peck, MT, USA.

"Diversion Tunnels, Fort Peck Dam - Workmen looking over gigantic pipe segments waiting to be installed to divert a section of the Missouri River during construction of the Fort Peck Dam”.

Margaret Bourke-White | The New West's new hotspot is a town called 'New Deal, 1936

LIFE's First-Ever Cover Story: Building the Fort Peck Dam, 1936

A shot from LIFE's first cover story, about the building of the Fort Peck Dam in Montana. (Margaret Bourke-White—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

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