New Apron on Wooden Dam

Title

New Apron on Wooden Dam

Description

Image of Holyoke’s wooden dam, the first successful structure to harness the Connecticut River for its power-generating potential. Built in 1849, it was replaced by the current stone dam in 1900. In the foreground the water of the Connecticut River cascades over the dam creating hydroelectric power for the city of Holyoke.

Date

1850

Original Format

Photograph

How to Cite this Item

"New Apron on Wooden Dam," in Creating Holyoke, Item #24, http://creatingholyoke.org/items/show/24 (accessed August 16, 2018).

Rights

This digital file may be used for educational uses, as long as it is not altered in any way. Prior written permission is required for any other use of the files from the Holyoke Public Library.

Item Type

Still Image

Subject

Business & Industry, River

Digital Format

Photograph

Digital Publisher

Holyoke Public Library- Creating Holyoke

Language

eng

Identifier

H-5