Building the Canal to Save Chicago

Chapter 5 Photos, 1–23

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BC-Photo 5.1

The levee in Section 6 constructed between the Des Plaines River on the right, September 20, 1894. The Main Channel is out of the view on the left. The railroad tracks were used to haul spoil from Main Channel overburden removal to the levee for fill. (MWRD photo, disc 26, image 18)