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Date: 1911-03 

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: 1911-04 

Description: Workmen pose on a steam-powered pile driver at work at the north end of the slough on the Wisconsin River. The railroad was extended from the village to t...

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Lodde's mill and surroundings, west of Sauk City.


Kehl Winery

Date: 1960-02-18 ca.

Description: Two young women looking at a wine making tool. Winery operated from 1867 to 1899. It later became a dance hall. Excerpt from Sauk Prairie Star, Sauk City,...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: View from shoreline of toll bridge under construction.

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: A group of bricklayers posing with the tools of their trade in front of an unfinished brick wall at the Prairie du Sac dam site. Note the wooden form for a...

Date: 1924 ca.

Description: Aerial view of the Prairie du Sac hydroelectric plant and the surrounding landscape of the Wisconsin River.

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.

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Buildings along Wisconsin River.

Date: 1906 

Description: Mr. Kleinlein poses outdoors with a photograph in his hand. There is a large building on a hill in the background.

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: 1900 ca.

Description: Front view of Cummings-Cooper house with woman standing in front. House was owned in 1940 by Mrs. H.F. Leindorff. House was built in 1857.

Date: 1911 

Description: Newly constructed office building at construction site, with buggy in attached shed.

Date: 1907 

Description: A view of the west bank of the Wisconsin River at Pounds Landing. This bluff is at the western end of the power dam which was constructed 1911-1914.

Date: 1910-08-11 

Description: The first machinery at work sounding at the site for the power dam. Workmen pose near the carriage-mounted equipment. A horse-drawn wagon is in the backg...

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: Bridge over the Wisconsin River.

Date: 1913 

Description: View down middle of unpaved street of the central business district. A man is sitting in the driver's seat of an automobile along the left curb near a gara...

Date: 1913-11-01 

Description: A view from the hill, looking northeast at the power house at the Prairie du Sac dam. Much of the brickwork has been completed. Concrete forms for the lo...


Main Street

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: House and retail stores lining Main Street.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: A worker stands at the controls of a generator, most likely in the temporary power house at the Prairie du Sac dam site. The steam driven generator produc...

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