Canal construction; Canal construction workers; Canals; Construction equipment; International agricultural assistance;
Afghan natives, including children, watch a P & H dragline excavator. One of the men is wearing pants and western style hat, similarly to the heavy machine operator in the background, indicating he probably worked for Morrison-Knudsen.
Irrigation; Canals; Shepherds; Sheep; International agricultural assistance;
An Afghan shepherd waters his sheep in a canal. The first phase of Morrison-Knudsen's 1946 contract with the royal government of Afghanistan was mostly funded by Afghanistan's export of a curly type of sheep wool called Caracul.
Entries from Lyman Wilbur's daily diary from 1956 describing the Wilburs' 1956 trip to Afghanistan as well as the days leading to the trip, when Wilbur met with people to discuss the project in Afghanistan. While these diary entries do not cover...
Rivers; Dams; Irrigation; Automobiles; Station wagons;
Morrison-Knudsen's Afghanistan project manager T.Y. Johnston (bottom) and others at the Boghra diversion dam on the Helmand River near Girishk. This structure diverts water from the river to the Boghra canal system which irrigates the Helmand...