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1987 Club Medal

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Design:
Turlock Irrigation District (TID)
Designer:
Terry Woodward
   
Mintage:

100 Silver (numbered)
100 Copper
   
  
   

THE STORY: This medal commemorates the 100th anniversary of the founding of California's first and largest irrigation district, the Turlock Irrigation District (TID). Founded in 1887, TID brought water to the parched area through a series of dams and canals. Today, the T10 not only brings water to the valley. but electrical power also, Pictured on the medal is the old Don Pedro Dam. At the time it was built, it was the highest earthen dam in the world. Today, the old dam is submerged beneath the surface of the lake as TID and its partner. the Modesto Irrigation District, built a newer, higher dam allowing them to store even more water. This is one of only a few medals ever struck with a dam as its main feature. Several of the medals were presented to the TID Board of Directors as a memento.

Stanislaus Couny Coin Club * P.O. Box 1672
* Modesto, CA * 95353-1672

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