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Photograph

The Empire House

Date: 1926 ca.

Description: A copy of a duo-tone print of the exterior of a three-story wooden classical revival building identified as the Empire House.

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...

Date: 1912-11-02 

Description: Workmen use a crane to erect the gate guides for the power house.

Date: 1914-02-01 

Description: A view looking west toward the lock and power house at the Prairie du Sac dam. Pilings and the elevated trestle are in the foregound. Men can be seen work...

Date: 1913-04-07 

Description: Five men, two well-dressed, pose on electric rail cars during construction of the dam.

Photograph

Phillips' Residence

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...

Date: 1908 ca.

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

Date: 1913-05-17 

Description: Progress on the power house construction, with the east portion of the wall complete, and men working on forms for the rest of the wall.

Date: 1914-08-04 

Description: An interior view of the power house at the Prairie du Sac dam showing the switchboard.

Date: 1914-10-11 

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: 1912-11-02 

Description: Workmen pose during erection of the draft tubes for the power house at the Prairie du Sac dam.

Date: 1911 

Description: Frozen Wisconsin River from the east bank looking west, marked to show the future location of the power dam. Logs and stumps indicate prior clearing of th...

Date: 1911-10-07 

Description: Workers attempt to secure the trestle against high water on the Wisconsin River during construction of the power dam.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Toll bridge under construction.

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: 1914-02-28 

Description: Sections of turbines inside the power house at the Prairie du Sac dam.

Photograph

Power Dam

Date: 1936 after

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

Photograph

Locks at Power Dam

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Looking across water and through the locks to a shoreline with a large hill in the background. A building is on the left, a wall and pilings are in the wat...

Date: 1912-09-30 

Description: Pile drivers work within the confines of the coffer dam. Men on the high trestle construct chutes for pouring concrete.

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.

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