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Lake Winnibigoshish, Leech Lake, and Pokegama Falls Dams

Winnibigoshish, Leech Lake, and Pokegama Falls Dams were built in the Mississippi Headwaters during the late 19th century. These structures preceded the construction of the Headwaters reservoir system and played key roles in flood prevention and river control during the 20th century.

Street view after cyclone, Rochester.

Street view after cyclone, Rochester.

Street view after cyclone, Rochester.

A Broadway residence after cyclone, Rochester.

A Broadway residence after cyclone, Rochester.

A Broadway residence after cyclone, Rochester, 1883.

Aftermath of cyclone, Rochester.

Aftermath of cyclone, Rochester.

Aftermath of cyclone, Rochester. Photo by Elmer & Tenney, August 21, 1883.

Straws driven into wood, Rochester cyclone.

Straws driven into wood, Rochester cyclone.

Straws driven into wood, Rochester cyclone. Photo by J. C. Cook, August 21, 1883.

Ruins of Weber's residence after cyclone, Rochester.

Ruins of Weber's residence after cyclone, Rochester.

Ruins of Weber's residence after cyclone, Rochester. Stereograph by J. C. Cook, August 21, 1883.

Cyclone damage, Rochester.

Cyclone damage, Rochester.

Cyclone damage, Rochester. Stereograph by Charles E. Tenney, August 21, 1883.

Rochester cyclone.

Rochester cyclone.

Rochester cyclone. Photo by Charles A. Tenney, August 21, 1883.

Elevator after cyclone, Rochester.

Elevator after cyclone, Rochester.

Elevator after cyclone, Rochester. Photographed by Elmer & Tenney, August 21, 1883.

Cole's Mill after cyclone, Rochester.

Cole's Mill after cyclone, Rochester.

Cole's Mill after cyclone, Rochester. Photographed by Elmer & Tenney, August 21, 1883. At Cole's Mill, eight cars of flour were overturned, the west end of the mill was blown in, machinery was blown about, and the roof was blown off.

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