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Description: Workers erect a steam driven pile driver while others survey for the railroad extension from the village of Prairie du Sac to the dam site on the Wisconsin...
Description: Workers stand on the barge-mounted, steam-driven pile driver at work on the coffer dam.
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...
Description: Rising waters of the Wisconsin River at the construction site. This view shows the coffer dam, pile drivers, and narrow gauge railroad. Note the partiall...
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.
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...
Description: Interior view of the municipal water plant pump house showing the auxiliary and emergency pump units, powered by an International P-30 power unit.
Description: Workmen pose on and in front of the steel draft tubes. The gate guides are visible on the right.
Description: Mr. Kleinlein poses outdoors with a photograph in his hand. There is a large building on a hill in the background.
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: 1890 ca.
Description: Old Uncle Billy Johnson home at Governor Phillip's house, about six miles north of Prairie du Sac near highway 12. Portion of house, rock formation in back...
Description: An overview of the progress of construction within the coffer dam shows the gate guides and draft tubes in place. Concrete forms and chutes, as well as ti...
Description: Men work on the concrete chutes and elevated trestle. Iron reinforcing bars protrude from the forms.
Description: High water on the Wisconsin River has submerged the coffer dam and trestle. Two pile drivers remain in place. Log pilings are floating near the western sh...
Description: Steam powered pile drivers at work on the coffer dam.
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...
Description: Construction workers pose during construction of the main office at the Wisconsin River dam site.
Description: Completed power house and dam, looking east at the north, or upstream, side of the structure. On the far shore, the site of the gravel quarry is apparent...
Description: Workmen pour concrete from the elevated railroad into forms below.
Description: Group portrait of workers assembled with construction materials south of the power dam at Prairie du Sac. Three men in suits are on the right. The smokes...
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