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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: 1927 

Description: View from a hill looking down on the plant which has several attached buildings, and a large chimney. To the right are railroad cars along the shoreline o...

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Description: View of a dam and surrounding industrial buildings. A factory building carries signs reading, "Home of Old Hampshire Bond," and "Hampshire Paper Company."

Discover how electric power came to Wisconsin homes, business, and farms in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Lower Falls

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of the Lower Falls on the Spokane River. On the left, a building's sign reads, "Washington Water Power Company," organized on March 13, 1889.

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Power Plant and Dam

Date: 1922 

Description: Elevated view of the power plant and dam on the Wisconsin River. Two workers are walking near the center. On the opposite shoreline are fields and tree cov...

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Description: Small wooden building with water wheel, presumably a mill.

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Description: Letterhead of James Sheriffs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, manufacturer of "Propeller Wheels, Steam Engines, Boilers, Mill Machinery, Iron and Brass Castings,"...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View of the dam and power plant over the river, with smokestacks in the background.

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Description: Panorama image of workers building the Penisular Power Company, located on the Brule River.

A Short History of Wisconsin

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Flume on High Water

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Flume at high water on the Montello River.

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Description: Letterhead of the Berliner & Bruno's Badger State Safe Steam Works of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a three-quarter view of the steam works and depot, people...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Elevated view from the tower of the Northern Hydro-Electric Power Company on the Fox River.

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Kilbourn Dam

Date:  date unknown

Description: Kilbourn Dam under construction on the Wisconsin River by the Southern Wisconsin Power Company.

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Description: Letterhead of National Blower Works of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, manufacturers of "Steam Hot Blast Apparatus." On the left is an Uncle Sam figure pointing to a...

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Dam and Power House

Date: 1929 

Description: Elevated view across reservoir of dam and power plant.

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Dam and hydroelectric power house, with a billowing smokestack and a crane in the background.

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Description: Letterhead of the H. Mooers Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a steam and hot water heating supplier, with a pipe and valve, the name of the company printed...

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Description: One side of a concrete dam with a railroad bridge to the right, and houses in the background.

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