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Title:Dam across the Wabash River
Recorded By:unk
Photo Date:ca: 1880
Condition:grainy
Dimensions:8 1/2 x 6 3/4
Keywords:cement dam, woods
Location:on the Wabash River above Pittsburg, IN
Material Type:B&W glossy
Notes:built in 1838 this dam was blown up Feb. 9, 1881 by 300 farmers, their sons and sympathizers, as it flooded their farmland. John Mader was employed to watch the dam but he was overpowered and carried to a nearby forest and tied up. He later became deputy Sheriff of Carroll Co. Blowing up the dam ruined the paper mills at Pittsburg and those further south on the river.
Image Number:

102237