Civil engineer Ray Nixon (1906-2001) was the longtime director of Colorado Springs Department of Utilities, and he played an instrumental role in large water infrastructure projects in southern Colorado in the mid-20th century such as the Homestake Reservoir and the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project. Nixon’s collection documents his professional career and includes reports, notes, correspondence and memoranda, maps, brochures, diaries, scrapbooks, photographs and negatives, and artifacts. For more information see the finding aid.

This digital collection contains a 1980 recording of the Ray Nixon Power Plant dedication.

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  • Recording of Nixon Power Plant dedication 

    Author(s):Isaac, Robert Michael; Nixon, Raymond D.; Brown, J. D.; Phillips, James D.
    Colorado Springs Utilities Nixon Power Plant dedication ceremony. Side A - 0:00-4:55 Master of Ceremonies and Colorado Springs Director of Public Utilities James D. Phillips introduces special guests, including Ray D. ...