Building the Canal to Save Chicago

Chapter 5 Photos, 1–23

(photos 24–45 here)

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BC-Photo 5.19

September 24, 1896. Looking southwesterly in Section 5, this photo shows the failure of the masonry wall and spoil pile. The cause of this failure was not determined, but it may have been influenced by an earthquake that occurred in the prior year. (MWRD photo, disc 10, image 47)