Announcement Date: January 19, 1918

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Frederick Haynes Newell was awarded the Cullum Geographical Medal. Newellwas famed for the construction of twenty-six projects, including reservoirs, canals andrelated works which were completed in whole or part — notably the Roosevelt, Shoshone, Arrowrock, Gunnison Tunnel, irrigating canals and ditches with regulating works, bridges, steam and hydro-electric generators, transmission lines, pumps and devicesconnected with supplying water to 20,000 farms. Special efforts were made to attain the highest practicable economy and efficiency in the execution of the work and to meet theneed and desires of the settlers under them.