Building the Canal to Save Chicago

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BC-Photo 6.11

October 6, 1898. The final grading and slope paving or armoring for the Main Channel in Section F. This protection was necessary to resist the erosive force of the water that would eventually flow in the Main Channel and to maintain the stability of the sloping channel bank. (MWRD photo, disc 5, image 90)