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Photograph

Power Dam

Date: 1936 after

Description: Elevated view of the power dam on the Wisconsin River at Prairie du Sac.

Date: 1912-11-21 

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: 1915 ca.

Description: A man stands on a staircase overlooking an operating generator in the power house at the Prairie du Sac dam.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A view of high water on the Wisconsin River from a bluff on the west bank. The photograph is undated and does not indicate if it was taken prior to the co...

Date: 1912-07-16 

Description: An overview, from the west bank, of the power dam construction site. The high trestle is in the background, and the narrow gauge electric railroad is in t...

Date: 1965 

Description: Office of author August Derleth, Wisconsin's Very Live Radio's (WVLR) unofficial consultant on the history of the Sauk-Prairie area. Derleth's novels and s...

Date: 1911-10-12 

Description: High water on the Wisconsin River has submerged the coffer dam and trestle. Two pile drivers remain in place. Log pilings are floating near the western sh...

Date: 1911-10-12 

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...

Date: 1912-05-17 

Description: Workers use shovels to level fresh concrete at the base of the chutes from the high trestle. The steam powered pile driver is at work in the background.

Date: 1912-12-29 

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...

Date: 1911 

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: 1912-05-31 

Description: Workmen pose outside the dining hall before dinner.

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: View across yard of house with large group of people gathered on porch posing for photograph.

Postcard

Post Office

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Two buildings: a post ofice and a livery stable/feed store. A man is exiting the post office. Sign on livery stable reads: "Livery Feed and Sale Stable."

Date: 1911-04 ca.

Description: Men stand on and beside a rail car in front of the main construction office at the site of the Wisconsin River dam.

Date: 1911-05-28 

Description: Men pose on a barge carrying a steam powered pile driver at work on the coffer dam for the construction of the powerhouse.

Date: 1980-09 

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.

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...

Date: 1912-04-13 

Description: The concrete mixer stands near the newly poured east shore abutment while men work nearby. Reinforcing rods protrude from the abutment.

Date: 1912-07-16 

Description: Workmen pose around the "big boiler" and engine that power the 12 inch centrifugal pump used to pump out the coffer dam at the power dam construction site.

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