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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: 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...

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:  

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...

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

Date:  

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...

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...

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...

Photograph

Kilbourn Dam

Date:  date unknown

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

Date:  date unknown

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

Date: 1891 

Description: This blueprint manuscript map shows land owned by Kaukauna Water Power Co., Green Bay & Mississippi Canal Co., A.W. Patten, N.M. Edwards, and M.J. Meade. P...

Photograph

Dam and Power House

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View of a dam and power house.

Date: 1910 ca.

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

Postcard

Fox River View

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View of the Fox river. Front of card reads "Fox River Water Power, Appleton, Wis."

Photograph

Flume on High Water

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Flume at high water on the Montello River.

Photograph

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.

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...

Date:  date unknown

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

A Short History of Wisconsin

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