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Date: 1873 

Description: A print depicts activity around the three-story, wood frame Geneva Flouring Mills. Horse-drawn wagons, pedestrians, and a boy rolling a hoop create a busy...

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

Postcard

Water Works

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Colorized postcard view of the water works, smokestack and water tower. People are lounging under the trees in front.

Historical Essay

Electrical Power

How Wisconsin Became an Electrical Pioneer

Discover the electrical innovations that made Wisconsin one of America's most important electric centers

Photograph

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...

Date: 1910 ca.

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

Photograph

Kilbourn Dam

Date:  date unknown

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

Photograph

Dam and Power Plant

Date:  

Description: Exterior of power plant and dam.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across river or stream towards a pump house along a stony shoreline. A large pipe supported on trestles is attached to the right side of the building....

Photograph

Dam and Power House

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View of a dam and power house.

Photograph

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.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Interior view from balcony of Kilbourn Dam Powerhouse. Four men stand at the balcony railing near stairs that lead to the ground floor. Another man stands...

Postcard

Power Station

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Colorized photographic postcard of an elevated view of the power station next to the river. A bridge is in the background.

Photograph

Flume on High Water

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Flume at high water on the Montello River.

Date: 1961-09-17 ca.

Description: A small, stone house with a miniature water wheel. Caption on negative jacket reads, "Miniature water wheel which generates electricity to light the reside...

Date:  date unknown

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

Date: 1905 ca.

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

Photograph

Generator Plant

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the interior of a generator plant, showing a man standing next to the machines.

The Prairie du Sac Dam

Read about the conception and inspiration behind the dam that provides electric power to Sauk and Columbia counties. Includes links to photographs.
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