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FOX RIVER AT MILL ST

Architecture and History Inventory
FOX RIVER AT MILL ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:Lower Fox Navigation Canal
Other Name:Lower Fox Navigation Canal
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:74571
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):FOX RIVER AT MILL ST
County:Outagamie
City:Little Chute
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1850
Additions:
Survey Date:1997
Historic Use:canal
Architectural Style:NA (unknown or not a building)
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Other Buildings On Site:1
Demolished?:No
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DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: Little Chute Locks and Canal Historic District
National Register Listing Date:12/7/1993 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:4/10/1992 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:Waterway Resources of the Lower Fox River
NOTES
Additional Information:A 'site file' titled Little Chute Locks and Canal Historic District exists for this property. It contains additional information such as correspondence, newspaper clippings, or historical information. It is a public record and may be viewed in person at the Wisconsin Historical Society, Division of Historic Preservation-Public History. Approximately 5,450 feet of the Lower Fox navigation canal are located within this district. Generally running east to west throughout its length, the canal's depth does not exceed six feet. Its width varies between 100 and 20 feet, a feature which allows boats to easily pass each other at given points. Segments of the canal retain the remains of a dry rubble wall that was once thought to line the entire canal. Another segment of the canal, a concrete and stone waste weir, carries water that was discharged from lock 2 around the Combined Locks. It is located north of the locks, and eliminates the danger of overflowing the combined locks. The canal has been deredged periodically throughout its history.
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RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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