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. There are two people in a small boat in the lower portion.The barge and the boat are both by a trestle bridge. The floating dredging barge seen in this photograph 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. This photograph was taken looking southwest at the Chestnut Street bridge. The Central Furniture Company in the background was on Mill Street next to Kent Creek.

Date

circa 1895 - 1900

Rights

Midway Village Museum

Format

jpeg

Type

Still Image

Identifier

90.5.52

Original Format

Glass Plate Negative

Physical Dimensions

8" x 10"

Citation

“Rock River Dredging,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed May 12, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/1333.

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