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Joseph Renshaw Brown, c.1863. Photograph by Hirsch Brothers.
Sandy Lake dam in the mid-20th century
Franklin Cook, c.1880.
A house at White Earth Reservation, c.1900.
Pine river dam following renovations, 1906.
Pokegama falls, 1895. Eleven years after the original dam's completion.
Lake Winnibigoshish dam after the first round of renovations, 1904.
The Headwaters Dams were built between 1881 and 1912 in the Mississippi headwaters. The dams served to regulate river flow and assist navigation until 1938, when they were relegated to a flood control role.
Leech Lake Dam, 1902–1909.
Renovations at Lake Winnibigoshish 1898–1899.
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