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Date: 1915 before
Description: A group of workers pose on the east bank of the Wisconsin River at the power dam contruction site. One man strums his shovel like a banjo; another stands...
Date: 1911-04 ca.
Description: Men stand on and beside a rail car in front of the main construction office at the site of the Wisconsin River dam.
Description: Looking east from the lock at the Prairie du Sac dam. Recently completed buttresses are in the foreground, with earlier stages of construction visible, in...
Date: 1906 ca.
Description: The land and house were donated to the village. The club house is still in use (1964) as a publicaly owned building for recreation and meetings. Image show...
Description: A boy poses in the excavation site for the power house within the coffer dam. He is standing on the narrow gauge tracks; the high trestle is in the backg...
Description: Looking east across the power house, lock, and uncompleted portion of the dam. The concrete plant is seen on the far bank. The rising water of Lake Wisco...
Description: Concrete plant at east end of the dam, showing the mixers, crane, and a rail car at the abutment.
Description: Two workmen stand in the outlet of a steel draft tube in the power house, while other men work above it. Cars move along the elevated trestle above.
Description: A view looking west toward the lock and power house at the Prairie du Sac dam. Pilings and the elevated trestle are in the foregound. Men can be seen work...
Description: Men pose on a barge carrying a steam powered pile driver at work on the coffer dam for the construction of the powerhouse.
Description: Two men stand on the tracks of the newly constructed railroad extension to the construction site of the Prairie du Sac dam. Behind them, the tracks are su...
Description: Looking west over the Wisconsin River at the unfinished narrow gauge railroad trestle built for construction of the dam. Two pile drivers are seen in the...
Description: View down middle of unpaved street of the central business district. A man is sitting in the driver's seat of an automobile along the left curb near a gara...
Description: Bird's-eye map of Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin with an inset of Clifton.
Date: 1909 ca.
Description: Photographer's jewelry store and clock repair shop with a watch-shaped sign in front. In the window are a clock, jewelry box, and a rack with paper goods,...
Description: Two men stand on a rail car on the narrow gauge electric railroad crossing the river at the dam construction site. The portion of track in the background...
Description: Workmen pour concrete from the elevated railroad into forms below.
Description: A view of the power house from the southwest showing progress of the brickwork. Two cars stand on the railroad extension. Workers are pushing cars along...
Description: Men work on the concrete chutes and elevated trestle. Iron reinforcing bars protrude from the forms.
Description: Rising waters of the Wisconsin River at the construction site. This view shows the coffer dam, pile drivers, and narrow gauge railroad. Note the partiall...
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