The TID Water & Power Monument carved by Ira Kessey is a tribute to the water and power district's past, present and future employees.
The 5 Ton Basalt Boulder was picked by the artist and plucked from a deep ravine a few hundred feet below the emergency spillway gates of the Don Pedro Dam.
It's Size, Shape & Absence of Fissures made it the perfect stone to carve. The artist tells a story in the 1920's worker style relief carving in stone about the history of Turlock Irrigation District that transformed California's great central valley by helping communities prosper providing an adequate supply of irrigation water.
Turlock Irrigation District Tribute Monument
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