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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: 1924 ca.

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

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: 1912-05-31 

Description: Workers maneuver a load of gravel into a concrete mixer at the plant on the east bank of the river. The east abutment is in the foreground, left.

Date: 1911-10-18 

Description: Workmen stand on damaged and partly submerged railroad track on the west shore of the Wisconsin River.

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...

Photograph

Runway Through Dam

Date: 1912-07-01 

Description: A view through the runway (tunnel) cast into the concrete structure of the power dam at Prairie du Sac.

Date: 1911-11-05 

Description: A diver and team working to inspect the coffer dam for underwater damage caused by flooding.

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: 1912-07-16 

Description: Workers pose inside the coffer dam. The narrow gauge railroad is behind them. One of the pile drivers is in the background. A bare area on the bluff in...

Date: 1965 

Description: James Kirchstein, Wisconsin's Very Live Radio (WVLR) station chief engineer and originator, inside his recording company, Sara Sound Productions, Inc. WVL...

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: 1913-05-28 

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

Photograph

Power Dam

Date: 1936 after

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

Date: 1914-02-28 

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

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: 1952-02-13 

Description: The Prairie du Sac High School basketball team plays Lodi on Friday night. If the Prairie du Sac team were to win the game, it would share the Tri-County L...

Date: 1915-08-20 

Description: View of the south, or downstream, side of the power house at the Prairie du Sac dam. A man is standing on pilings near the bank; the railroad extension is...

Date: 1912-01-20 

Description: Two men stand on a rail car on the narrow gauge electric railroad crossing the river at the dam construction site. The portion of track in the background...

Date: 1911-09-23 

Description: Workers stand on the barge-mounted, steam-driven pile driver at work on the coffer dam.

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