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Photograph

Runway Through Dam

Date: 1912-07-01 

Description: A view through the runway (tunnel) cast into the concrete structure of the power dam at Prairie du Sac.

Date: 1950-08 

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright posing on the cover of "Harvester World" magazine. Wright is sitting at a desk at Taliesin.

Date: 1912-07-16 

Description: Workers pose inside the coffer dam. The narrow gauge railroad is behind them. One of the pile drivers is in the background. A bare area on the bluff in...

Date: 1912-10-17 

Description: A crowd gathers for the laying of the cornerstone of the Hon. J.S. Tripp Library and Hall. J. Stephen Tripp was a pioneer in Prairie du Sac, a lawyer, and...

Date: 1912-08-01 

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...

Photograph

Stone Barn

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: A crowd has gathered at a well preserved large stone barn with a cupola. Two men with cameras watch the scene from a hatch in the roof; there is a van wit...

Date: 1912-09-30 

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...

Date: 1913-01-09 

Description: Men stand in the completed draft tubes after removal of the steel forms.

Photograph

The Red Tavern

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A deteriorating wooden structure with two gables on the front, identified as the Red Tavern between Kilbourn and Mauston, built in 1848.

Photograph

Machine Shop

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: A group of eight men pose in the back of a room against a row of windows in a machine shop. There are overhead belts that power a row of grind stones; meta...

Date: 1912-06-30 

Description: Newly poured concrete buttresses and apron at the east end of the power dam on the downstream side.

Date: 1913-06-13 

Description: A view, from the west, of the quarry on Blackhawk Bluff. Gravel from the quarry was used in concrete for the construction of the power plant and dam.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A window display at the Wisconsin Power and Light Company office, 116 Fourth Avenue, features a General Electric refrigerator as "The Gateway to Health" un...

Postcard

Hotel Warren

Date: 1907 

Description: Photographic postcard of exterior view from street of the stone hotel on a corner. Large awnings are over the first floor windows. Decorative ironwork is o...

Photograph

Two Men on a Bench

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: Carl Bohnsack (left) and August Marquardt seated on a bench outside a jewelry store.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: View across road of a two-story home located on a corner lot at 330 5th Avenue. There are signs on the lawn advertising rooms for tourists. A man is standi...

Date: 1913-07-02 

Description: Workers pause while installing a maze of conduit for the switchboard in the power house. The construction camp is to the left.

Photograph

Warren House Hotel

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Cars are parked along the side of the Warren Hotel, 102 Fourth Avenue at the corner of Oak Street. The hotel is a large two and one half-story stone struct...

Date: 1912-10-17 

Description: Concrete plant at east end of the dam, showing the mixers, crane, and a rail car at the abutment.

Postcard

County Jail

Date: 1906 

Description: Photographic postcard of the exterior of the County Jail surrounded by a lawn. A sidewalk leads to wide stone steps that rise up to an arched entrance. The...

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