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Description: Workmen on temporary walkways among reinforcing bars on the roof of the power house.
Description: The concrete mixer stands near the newly poured east shore abutment while men work nearby. Reinforcing rods protrude from the abutment.
Description: Workmen operate a steam shovel loading gravel into electric rail cars during construction of the power dam.
Description: Workmen pour concrete from the elevated railroad into forms below.
Description: Newly construced kitchen and dining rooms at the construction camp for the dam on the Wisconsin River. The kitchen building has three ventilators on the r...
Date: 1908 ca.
Description: Lodde's mill and surroundings, west of Sauk City.
Date: 1920 ca.
Description: Toll bridge under construction.
Description: Forms have been removed, revealing the newly poured buttresses and apron. A man is pushing a cart on the elevated road.
Description: Interior view of the municipal water plant pump house showing the auxiliary and emergency pump units, powered by an International P-30 power unit.
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: Construction workers pose during construction of the main office at the Wisconsin River dam site.
Description: Office force and foremen pose in front of the south side of the power house at the Prairie du Sac dam.
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.
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...
Date: 1922 ca.
Description: Elevated view of bridge over Wisconsin River built in 1921 to take the place of the old wooden bridge when it became condemned.
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: An interior view of the power house at the Prairie du Sac dam showing the switchboard.
Date: 1890 ca.
Description: Old Uncle Billy Johnson home at Governor Phillip's house, about six miles north of Prairie du Sac near highway 12. Portion of house, rock formation in back...
Description: Old toll bridge across the Wisconsin River at Prairie du Sac. The view is looking north toward Sauk County.
Date: 1896 ca.
Description: Bridge over the Wisconsin River.
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