West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 4 Photos, 1–37

(photos 38–73 here)

Extending the Sanitary & Ship Canal

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Photo 4.1

March 26, 1904, looking south from the terminal wall of the Sanitary & Ship Canal. Work recently began, excavating rock and building the west levee of the canal extension. The contractor used manual and animal power initially while steam powered mobile equipment was being brought to the site and set up. A steam hoist is in use at right to haul the dump cars up the incline to build the levee. (MWRD photo 2719)