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Tunnel in the Bluffs of the Mississippi River near La Crosse

Tunnel in the Bluffs of the Mississippi River near La Crosse
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Title: Tunnel in the Bluffs of the Mississippi River near La Crosse
Description: Holzlhuber traveled on the Mississippi-Minnesota Railway frequently and was never impressed with the haphazard way it was put together. The sketch of the tunnel is to show the wooden planks holding the mountain back from the train. Also, Holzlhuber gives an explanation of the way the fireman had to open the gate, run to the back and close it, then run up to the front to open the gate on the other side. The railway was not to European standards according to Holzlhuber.

Image ID: 28157
1858 ca.
Holzlhuber, Franz, 1826-1898
City, State: Wisconsin
Franz Holzlhuber, 1826-1898 : Sketches and associated materials, 1856-1860, 1959
Genre: Painting
This image is one of forty-two watercolor drawings from a sketchbook by Hoelzlhuber, documenting his trip to the U.S., especially to Wisconsin and Canada in 1856-1860.
Subjects: Mountains
Railroad tunnels
Railroad tracks

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