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Water Flowing Through Butterfly Dam, Drainage Canal, Lockport,Ill. [3]
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TitleWater Flowing Through Butterfly Dam, Drainage Canal, Lockport, Ill. [3]
SubjectCarter, H. H.; Butterfly Dam -- Lockport (Ill.) -- History; Chicago Drainage Canal -- Lockport (Ill.) -- History; Postcards -- Lockport (Ill.) -- History; Lockport (Ill.) -- History
DescriptionB&W postcard; Front: Copr. H. H. Carter; Back: Butterfly Dam at Lockport, the end of the Chicago Drainage Canal, 28 miles from Chicago. The drainage canal is the greatest engineering work in America today. The length of the completed main channel is 28 miles. The right of way approximates 6, 500 acres and cost nearly $2, 500, 000.00. The entire cost of the canal was over $30, 000, 000.00. By use of the drainage canal the current of the Chicago River is reversed and the pure water of Lake Michigan dilutes with its enormous volume and active flow the sewage of the city of Chicago, and bears it away in harmless form.
Publisher Imprint"Phostint" Card. Trade Mark - Reg. U.S. Pat. Off., Made only by Detroit Publishing Co.; Fred Arvey
Postcard NumberingH-1553
CreatorH. H. Carter
Publisher (Digital)Lewis University
SourceClick on this link to see more historical information on the Joliet area - http://www.lewisu.edu/imcanal/index-imcanal.htm
Geographic CoverageLockport, Ill.
RightsAll rights held by Lewis University. For permission to reproduce, distribute, or otherwise use this image, please contact the Howard and Lois Adelmann Regional History Collection at Lewis University at 815-836-5579 or 815-836-5665.
CollectionH. H. Carter Photographs (Lewis University)
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