Rock River Dredging

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Title

Rock River Dredging

Description

Dredging on the Rock River was not an unusual sight in the late 1890s. The floating dredging barge seen in this photo was probably in use for increasing the depth of the channel. Similar dredging also took place for harvesting freshwater clams and mussels for the button industry.

Date

circa 1895 - 1900

Rights

Midway Village Museum

Format

jpeg

Type

Still Image

Identifier

88.122.718

Original Format

Glass Plate Negative

Physical Dimensions

8" x 10"

Citation

“Rock River Dredging,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed July 29, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/1216.

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