Building the Canal to Save Chicago

Chapter 6 Photos

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BC-Photo 6.1

A hydraulic dredge in Section A used to excavate peat and organic wet soils in the overburden, May 31, 1894. The dredge spoil slurry was pumped to diked areas between the construction site and Des Plaines River to form part of the levee. (MWRD photo, disc 3, image 13)