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Doctor's Office

Date: November 28 1922
Description: Newly constructed doctor's office. Benham was a "company town" created by International Harvester for the workers employed in the mines of its subsidiary,...
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Residential Construction Site

Date: November 02 1918
Description: Residential building site near railroad tracks, looking west. Several houses are under construction. Benham was a "company town" created by International H...
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Mine No. 2 Tipple Site

Date: May 03 1919
Description: Men working around 500 ton bin piers and tipple site of mine no. 2. Benham was a "company town" created by International Harvester for the workers of the W...
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Bridge No. 1

Date: May 10 1919
Description: Workers digging in a muddy trench near bridge no. 1, mine no. 2. Benham was a "company town" created by International Harvester for the workers of the Wisc...
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Office and Company Store

Date: January 13 1919
Description: Office and company store. Benham was a "company town" created by International Harvester for the workers of the Wisconsin Steel Company. Wisconsin Steel wa...
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Construction of Retaining Wall

Date: April 05 1919
Description: Men working on a hillside retaining wall to "P tipple" of no. 2 mine. Railroad tracks and houses are below in the distance. Benham was a "company town" cre...
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Construction of Retaining Wall

Date: April 05 1919
Description: Workers building a retaining wall to "P. tipple" of the no. 2 mine. Benham was a "company town" created by International Harvester for the workers of the W...
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Steam Shovel Digging Borrow Pit

Date: March 01 1919
Description: Workers digging a "borrow pit" for no. 2 mine with a steam shovel. The men are standing along a set of narrow gauge railroad tracks. Benham was a "company...
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Sub-Station No. 2

Date: June 13 1919
Description: Workers in sub-station no. 2. The workers are operating what appears to be an electric generator. Benham was a "company town" created by International Harv...
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Power House Excavation

Date: May 05 1919
Description: Workers preparing the power house for the addition of a 1250 k.w. turbo generator. A man in the foreground is taking a drink of water from a pail. Benham w...
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Railroad Tracks and Bridge

Date: March 19 1919
Description: Small steam engine hauling empty cars over a bridge along a narrow gauge railroad track. Houses in a residential neighborhood are in the background. The tr...
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Construction of "Borrow Pit"

Date: February 22 1919
Description: Workers using a steam shovel to dig a "borrow pit" for the no. 2 mine. The shovel is loading soil onto a rail car on a narrow gauge railroad track. Benham...
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Opening to No. 2 Mine

Date: December 11 1918
Description: Two men, at least one of them a miner, standing in front of the no. 7 opening to the no. 2 mine. Benham was a "company town" created by International Harve...
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Miners with Mine Sprinkler

Date: 1919
Description: Three miners with a mine sprinkler inside a mine shaft. Benham was a "company town" created by International Harvester for the workers of the Wisconsin Ste...
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Workers and Steam Shovel in the Mud

Date: 1919
Description: Workers standing in the mud with a steam shovel. Benham was a "company town" created by International Harvester for the workers of the Wisconsin Steel Comp...
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Men Digging at Mine No. 2

Date: April 21 1919
Description: Workers digging an intermediate bin for mine no. 2. Benham was a "company town" created by International Harvester for the workers of the Wisconsin Steel C...
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Construction on Culvert over Maggard's Branch

Date: May 03 1919
Description: Workers building a culvert over Maggard's Branch near mine no. 2. Benham was a "company town" created by International Harvester for the workers employed i...
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Men Standing Posing on Flooded Rail Line

Date: 1919
Description: Men standing on the exposed portion of a flooded railroad track as a swiftly moving torrent of water is rushing past. Benham was a "company town" created b...
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Residential Neighborhood near Mountain

Date: January 06 1919
Description: Residential neighborhood. Benham was a "company town" created by International Harvester for the workers employed in the mines of its subsidiary, the Wisco...
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Construction of Railroad Dock

Date: March 29 1919
Description: Men building a dock along railroad tracks. The tracks run along a stream or small river. Benham was a "company town" created by International Harvester for...

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