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Description: Workmen pose outside the dining hall before dinner.
Description: Two men in a boat approach a wooden gravel bin at the construction site. Others watch from atop the structure and from the shore.
Description: Radio announcer Del Viney on the air inside Wisconsin's Very Live Radio (WVLR) station during the dinner music show.
Description: Workers pose by a piling coated with sand suspended from a crane.
Description: Eight cooks posing inside the dining hall. Long tables are set for a meal.
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: Workers pause while installing a maze of conduit for the switchboard in the power house. The construction camp is to the left.
Description: A competitor in the State Cow Chip Tossing Contest has 30 seconds to choose her cow chip. The cow chips are specially made from cow manure.
Description: Power dam construction workers pause during a meal in the camp dining room. Oil lamps hang from the ceiling; overhead electric lights are also installed.
Description: Pile drivers work within the confines of the coffer dam. Men on the high trestle construct chutes for pouring concrete.
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: Elevated view of the steamer Ellen Hardy at dock. Text on the bottom left reads, "'Ellen Hardy' at Pr-Du-Sac. in 1870." The Ellen Hardy bel...
Date: 1914 ca.
Description: A group of bricklayers posing with the tools of their trade in front of an unfinished brick wall at the Prairie du Sac dam site. Note the wooden form for a...
Date: 1907 ca.
Description: A man in a suit and hat, and a ribbon on his lapel, poses in front of a cart with a sign that reads: "E.D. Ochsner, Taxidermist, Prairie du Sac, Wis." Bunt...
Description: Five men, two well-dressed, pose on electric rail cars during construction of the dam.
Description: Workmen stand on a barge carrying a steam-powered pile driver. The pilings will form the coffer dam necessary for construction of the power plant on the W...
Date: date unknown
Description: Carson Gulley and Louie Shepard cooking out along the Wisconsin River at Prairie du Sac.
Description: Workmen pour concrete from the elevated railroad into forms below.
Description: The first machinery at work sounding at the site for the power dam. Workmen pose near the carriage-mounted equipment. A horse-drawn wagon is in the backg...
Description: Men excavating within the coffer dam. One man stands on a high piling. Several steam engines at work fill the air with smoke. The high trestle and found...
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