West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 1 Photos

City Sewers and Eliminating Discharge to the Lake

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Photo 1.10

Many of the onlookers appear to be more interested in the photographer than the Thirty-Ninth Street conduit cleanout work in progress on December 17, 1923, at Cottage Grove Avenue. Looking north along the east side of Cottage Grove, the scene is similar to what was going on at Normal Avenue three months earlier. Cottage Grove was the upstream extent of the deposition of solids caused by the blockage at Normal Avenue, over 1.5 miles downstream. (MWRD photo 10388)