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Date: 1914-03-12 

Description: The office force and foremen pose before the south facade of the power house at the Prairie du Sac dam.

Date: 1914-05-13 

Description: A view upstream through the lock at the Prairie du Sac dam. Workmen guide a barge through the lock as a man and woman watch from the wall.

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...

Postcard

Taxidermist Cart

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: A man in a suit and hat, and a ribbon on his lapel, poses in front of a cart with a sign that reads: "E.D. Ochsner, Taxidermist, Prairie du Sac, Wis." Bunt...

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...

Date: 1913-05-28 

Description: Completed east portion of the first story of the generator room of the power house. Forms are in place at the west end.

Date: 1911 

Description: Steam-powered pile driver and centrifugal pump (in shed) at work at the Wisconsin River dam site. Men and children are watching the work.

Date: 1912-10-17 

Description: A crowd gathers for the laying of the cornerstone of the Hon. J.S. Tripp Library and Hall. J. Stephen Tripp was a pioneer in Prairie du Sac, a lawyer, and...

Date: 1911-04-14 

Description: Completed two-story wood frame main office building at the site of the Wisconsin River dam.

Date: 1914-08-04 

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

Photograph

Lock at Power Dam

Date: 1914-03-11 

Description: Looking upstream (north) through the lock at the Prairie du Sac dam. The power house is on the left. The flow of the river has been diverted through the...

Date: 1913-05-28 

Description: Cooks pose in the kitchen at the power dam workers' camp.

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: 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: 1870 

Description: Elevated view of the steamer Ellen Hardy at dock. Text on the bottom left reads, "'Ellen Hardy' at Pr-Du-Sac. in 1870." The Ellen Hardy bel...

Date: 2008 

Description: Felix Ohrlien's gas station, at 105 Water Street, was built in 1944-45 and is still in use today, however it is now owned and operated by Dick Ambrose, who...

Date: 1911-08-06 

Description: A view following the lower trestle to the west bank. The construction camp buildings, including the office and temporary power plant are seen on the left.

Date: 1911-04-14 

Description: Newly poured concrete abutment on the east shore of the Wisconsin River. Iron reinforcing rods protrude from the concrete. Workmen and the steam-driven c...

Date: 1912-05-09 

Description: Men with shovels work downstream from the east abutment, while others look on.

Date: 1911-07-27 

Description: An overview of the power dam construction site on the Wisconsin River from the west shore. The outline of the coffer dam is easily seen. Three steam-powe...

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