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Photo, Print, Drawing Mississippi River 9-Foot Channel Project, Lock & Dam No. 13, Upper Mississippi River, Fulton, Whiteside County, IL

[ Photos from Survey HAER IL-26  ]

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[ Data Pages from Survey HAER IL-26  ]
[ Photo Captions from Survey HAER IL-26  ]

About this Item

Title

  • Mississippi River 9-Foot Channel Project, Lock & Dam No. 13, Upper Mississippi River, Fulton, Whiteside County, IL

Names

  • Historic American Engineering Record, creator
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • McCarthy Improvement Company
  • Abbott, Edwin E

Created / Published

  • Documentation compiled after 1968

Headings

  • -  navigation
  • -  rivers
  • -  Illinois -- Whiteside County -- Fulton

Notes

  • -  Significance: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nine-Foot Channel Project (1927-1940) represents the culmination of a 100-year effort to improve the navigability of the Upper Mississippi River between the mouth of the Missouri River and Minneapolis, Minnesota. This specific project arose as a response to the farm crisis of the 1920s. Proponents of the New Deal adopted the project and gave speed to its construction as a means of providing public enjoyment during the more general depression of the 1930s. By the 1940s, the completed project had converted over 650 miles of free-flowing river into a series of interconnected reservoirs which ensured enough water for fully loaded modern boats and barges to navigate the system. This constituted a significant alteration of the natural environment of the Upper Mississippi River. However, the project also brought economic benefits to the communities along and around the river corridor and lead to new recreational opportunities for the entire region. ...
  • -  Survey number: HAER IL-26
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1939 Initial Construction

Medium

  • Photo(s): 14
  • Data Page(s): 17
  • Photo Caption Page(s): 2

Call Number/Physical Location

  • HAER ILL,98-FULT.V,1-

Source Collection

  • Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Repository

  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Control Number

  • il0550

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Chicago citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers, Mccarthy Improvement Company, and Edwin E Abbott. Mississippi River 9-Foot Channel Project, Lock & Dam No. 13, Upper Mississippi River, Fulton, Whiteside County, IL. Illinois Whiteside County Fulton, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/il0550/.

APA citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, C., U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers, Mccarthy Improvement Company & Abbott, E. E. (1968) Mississippi River 9-Foot Channel Project, Lock & Dam No. 13, Upper Mississippi River, Fulton, Whiteside County, IL. Illinois Whiteside County Fulton, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/il0550/.

MLA citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, et al. Mississippi River 9-Foot Channel Project, Lock & Dam No. 13, Upper Mississippi River, Fulton, Whiteside County, IL. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/il0550/>.