Building the Canal to Save Chicago

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Mule-drawn scrapers remove unconsolidated dry soils in Section D, July 10, 1894. The excavated material was loaded into mule-drawn carts for transport to the spoil area or to the levee constructed to separate the Des Plaines River and the Main Channel. (MWRD photo, disc 26, image 30)