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Description: Forms have been removed from the first concrete poured for the power house in the northeast corner of the coffer dam. Men pour concrete from rail cars on...
Description: Men stand in the completed draft tubes after removal of the steel forms.
Description: Workers pause while installing a maze of conduit for the switchboard in the power house. The construction camp is to the left.
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: Construction workers pose during construction of the main office at the Wisconsin River dam site.
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: Workers use a rail car mounted crane to load pilings onto a barge. Bluffs are visible in the distance.
Description: Felix Ohrlien's gas station, at 105 Water Street, was built in 1944-45 and is still in use today, however it is now owned and operated by Dick Ambrose, who...
Description: Workmen use a crane to erect the gate guides for the power house.
Description: Office force and foremen pose in front of the south side of the power house at the Prairie du Sac dam.
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: 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...
Description: A gasoline-powered launch tows a barge loaded with log pilings on the Wisconsin River to the Prairie du Sac dam site. Workmen drive the launch and guide t...
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: The concrete mixer stands near the newly poured east shore abutment while men work nearby. Reinforcing rods protrude from the abutment.
Description: View across yard of house with large group of people gathered on porch posing for photograph.
Date: 1910 ca.
Description: This was the first bridge built across the Wisconsin River, constructed about 1850, although it was not opened to traffic until 1852. It was torn down in 1...
Description: Workers attempt to secure the trestle against high water on the Wisconsin River during construction of the power dam.
Description: Workers pose by a piling coated with sand suspended from a crane.
Date: 1896 ca.
Description: Bridge over the Wisconsin River.
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