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    • Afghans

    • 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.
    • Boghra diversion dam

    • Rivers; Dams; Irrigation; International agricultural assistance;
    • A man-made obstruction in the Helmand River diverts water from the river to an irrigation canal. Wilbur captioned this photo "Bogra Div. Dam, Afghanistan."
    • Afghans

    • Canal construction; Canal construction workers; Canals; Automobiles; International agricultural assistance;
    • Afghan men and company trucks on a road in a green field. Some of the men are wearing western style clothing while the others are in traditional Afghan clothing.
    • Kajakai intake tower

    • Dams; International agricultural assistance; Kajakai Dam (Afghanistan);
    • Ted Y. Johnston (left) and an unidentified man, on the intake control tower at the Kajakai Dam. The tower stands 311 feet from the bottom of the reservoir. It regulates the tunnel gate which draws water from the reservoir for irrigation.
    • Ted Y. Johnston

    • Irrigation; Canals; International agricultural assistance;
    • Ted Y. Johnston, M-K: Afghanistan project manager, on top of a concrete culvert, part of the Boghra canal system. Ted Y. Johnston was an American from Fresno, California. He joined M-K in 1946 as a manager of the California highway division. In...
    • Sheep in a canal

    • 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.
    • Farm community

    • Farms; International agricultural assistance;
    • Lyman Wilbur did not identify this slide, but it could be a view of the planned farming community Morrison-Knudsen built at Nad-i-Ali.
    • Afghans

    • Canal construction; Canal construction workers; Canals; Children; Families; Indigenous peoples; International agricultural assistance;
    • Afghan natives, including children, at a construction site. Two of the men are wearing pants, western style hats and boots, indicating they probably worked for Morrison-Knudsen.
    • Inspecting a canal

    • Canals; Irrigation; Mosques; International agricultural assistance;
    • An American, presumably from Morrison-Knudsen, inspecting a canal in Afghanistan. Lyman Wilbur did not identify the building in the background, perhaps a mosque. See also photo AFG 039.
    • Tarnak Canal

    • Sheep; Shepherds; Automobiles; Canals; International agricultural assistance;
    • Sheep drinking water from the Tarnak Canal. A teal-colored American car is in the background. Lyman Wilbur captioned this photo "End of the Tarnak Canal, Afghanistan."
    • Inspecting a canal

    • Canals; Irrigation; Mosques; International agricultural assistance;
    • An unidentified American, presumably from Morrison-Knudsen, inspecting a canal. Lyman Wilbur did not indentify the building in the background, perhaps a mosque. See also photo AFG 049.
    • Farm community

    • International agricultural assistance; Camels; Farms;
    • Lyman Wilbur did not identify this slide, but it could be a view of the planned farming community Morrison-Knudsen built at Nad-i-Ali.

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