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.
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.
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...
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.