10th District Engineer, Captain Hiram M. Chittenden, 1901

Captain Hiram M. Chittenden

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The major designer of facilities at Yellowstone Park, Captain Chittenden had only a temporary appointment as St. Paul District Engineer. However, during his 4-month tour, he supervised the construction of Twin City lock and dam 2 and renovation of the timber dam at Leech Lake into a steel and concrete structure. He also built a dam tender’s residence at Lake Winnibigoshish, indicating the Corps’ commitment to maintain and operate the reservoir system in northern Minnesota.