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Description: A view of the power house from the southwest with bricklayers and other workers. The narrow gauge railroad is in the foreground.
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...
Description: Looking east across the power house, lock, and uncompleted portion of the dam. The concrete plant is seen on the far bank. The rising water of Lake Wisco...
Date: 1907 ca.
Description: View of bluff taken from below.
Description: Workmen pose on and in front of the steel draft tubes. The gate guides are visible on the right.
Description: A view of the power house from the southwest showing progress of the brickwork. Two cars stand on the railroad extension. Workers are pushing cars along...
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: A view, looking east, of the power house, lock, and dam on the Wisconsin River.
Description: Workmen use a crane to erect the gate guides for the power house.
Description: Teenagers studying and playing pool at the Eagle's Nest, a popular teen hangout in downtown Sauk-Prairie. The Eagle's Nest had a juke-box, but the WVLR (Wi...
Date: 1906 ca.
Description: View across yard of house with large group of people gathered on porch posing for photograph.
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: 1924 ca.
Description: Aerial view of the Prairie du Sac hydroelectric plant and the surrounding landscape of the Wisconsin River.
Description: An overview of the progress of construction within the coffer dam shows the gate guides and draft tubes in place. Concrete forms and chutes, as well as ti...
Description: Workers pose with roof trusses on the power house, 85 feet above the water level at the Prairie du Sac Dam. Note the brickwork in progress.
Description: Two women and a man pose among the timber pilings near the east shore of the river. Wooden concrete forms and two buildings can be seen in the background.
Date: 1960 ca.
Description: Casual portrait of August Derleth sitting behind his typewriter in his office, with Gaylord Nelson sitting on his desk to talk.
Description: Workmen pose while erecting the first smoke stack at the power plant construction site on the Wisconsin River. Two men have scaled the stack.
Description: Completed power house and dam, looking east at the north, or upstream, side of the structure. On the far shore, the site of the gravel quarry is apparent...
Date: 1850 ca.
Description: Buildings along Wisconsin River.
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