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Machinery at Prairie du Sac Dam

Date: August 11 1910
Description: The first machinery at work sounding at the site for the power dam. Workmen are posing near the carriage-mounted equipment. A horse-drawn wagon is in the...
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Line of Prairie du Sac Power Dam Looking West

Date: 1911
Description: Frozen Wisconsin River from the east bank looking west, marked to show the future location of the power dam. Logs and stumps indicate prior clearing of th...
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Main Office and Cement House at Power Dam

Date: 1911
Description: Newly constructed office building at construction site, with buggy in attached shed.
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Erecting Pile Driver for Railroad Extension to Dam Site

Date: 1911
Description: Workers erecting 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 Wiscon...
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Pile Driver and Cenrifugal Pump at Prairie du Sac Dam Site

Date: 1911
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.
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Kitchen and Dining Rooms at Dam Site

Date: 1911
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 ro...
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Main Office at Prairie du Sac Dam Site

Date: March 1911
Description: Construction workers posing during construction of the main office at the Wisconsin River dam site.
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Hoisting Machine Loading Pilings on Barge at Prairie du Sac Dam Site

Date: March 1911
Description: Workers use a rail car mounted crane to load pilings onto a barge. Bluffs are in the distance.
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Launch Towing Barge-Load of Pilings to Prairie du Sac Dam Site

Date: March 1911
Description: A gasoline-powered launch tows a barge loaded with log pilings on the Wisconsin River to the Prairie du Sac dam site. Workmen drive the launch and guide th...
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Pile Driver at Work on Railroad Extension from Prairie du Sac to Dam Site

Date: April 1911
Description: Workmen pose on a steam-powered pile driver at work at the north end of the slough on the Wisconsin River. The railroad was extended from the village to th...
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Main Office at Dam Site

Date: April 14 1911
Description: Completed two-story wood frame main office building at the site of the Wisconsin River dam.
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First Concrete Laid at Power Dam

Date: April 14 1911
Description: Newly poured concrete abutment on the east shore of the Wisconsin River. Iron reinforcing rods protrude from the concrete. Workmen and the steam-driven cem...
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Men Standing on Railroad Car

Date: April 1911
Description: Group of men standing on and beside a rail car in front of the main construction office at the site of the Wisconsin River dam.
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First Smoke Stack at Power Plant Construction Site

Date: May 06 1911
Description: Workmen posing while erecting the first smokestack at the power plant construction site on the Wisconsin River. Two men have scaled the stack.
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Construction of Power Engine and Boilers at Prairie du Sac Dam Site

Date: June 1911
Description: Workmen pose during construction of the temporary steam power plant at the Prairie du Sac dam. These engines provided electric power for the construction...
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Dining Rooms and Kitchen at Construction Site of Power Dam

Date: June 10 1911
Description: Dining rooms and kitchen at the camp on the construction site of the Prairie du Sac dam. Workers and children pose in front of the dining rooms; there are...
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Narrow Gauge Trestle and Pile Drivers at Prairie du Sac Dam Site

Date: June 19 1911
Description: Looking west over the Wisconsin River at the unfinished narrow gauge railroad trestle built for construction of the dam. Two pile drivers are seen in the a...
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Narrow Gauge Trestle and Coffer Dam Under Construction

Date: June 21 1911
Description: Looking east over the Wisconsin River showing the unfinished narrow gauge railroad trestle. Two steam-driven pile drivers on barges with construction worke...
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Centrifugal Sand Pump at Work at Power Dam

Date: July 01 1911
Description: A steam-powered centrifugal sand pump at work on the Wisconsin River during the construction of the power dam. Pilings of the coffer dam are visible in the...
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Driving Pilings for the Coffer Dam at Prairie du Sac Power Dam Site

Date: July 20 1911
Description: Workmen stand on a barge carrying a steam-powered pile driver. The pilings will form the coffer dam necessary for construction of the power plant on the Wi...

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