West by Southwest to Stickney

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City Sewers and Eliminating Discharge to the Lake

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Photo 1.4

In the interior of the Thirty-Ninth Street Pumping Station on December 12, 1908: This view overlooks the steam drive mechanism for the two horizontal axial flow lake water pumps under the pump room floor. Most City-built sewage and water pumping stations utilized steam to drive the pumps. (MWRD photo 3966)