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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.
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: Elevated view of the progress within the coffer dam shows concrete forms around the draft tubes and gate guides. The high trestle is seen extending to 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: View of the south, or downstream, side of the power house at the Prairie du Sac dam. A man is standing on pilings near the bank; the railroad extension is...
Description: High water on the Wisconsin River has inundated the coffer dam at the construction site. The narrow gauge railroad (curved line in foreground, right) is n...
Description: A winter view with workers posing with brush mats at the power dam construction site. The gate guides and high trestle form the background.
Description: View down middle of street, showing the central business district. A drug store, restaurant and hotel are on the left. A garage, bank, bathhouse, bowling a...
Description: View from the west bank of the Wisconsin River showing progress on the power dam. The narrow gauge track is visible in the foreground.
Description: Dam site on the Wisconsin river, looking southwest along the unfinished narrow gauge railroad trestle. The coffer dam and two pile drivers are also visible...
Description: An overview of the power dam construction site from the west, showing the elevated trestle, coffer dam, and steam pile drivers. The concrete plant is visi...
Description: A view from the hill, looking northeast at the power house at the Prairie du Sac dam. Much of the brickwork has been completed. Concrete forms for the lo...
Description: Concrete plant at east end of the dam, showing the mixers, crane, and a rail car at the abutment.
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: Forms have been removed, revealing the newly poured buttresses and apron. A man is pushing a cart on the elevated road.
Description: Workers attempt to secure the trestle against high water on the Wisconsin River during construction of the power dam.
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: Newly constructed office building at construction site, with buggy in attached shed.
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: Five men, two well-dressed, pose on electric rail cars during construction of the dam.
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