Lake Winnibigoshish Dam construction.

Lake Winnibigoshish Dam construction.

Renovations at Lake Winnibigoshish 1898–1899.

Franklin Cook, Minneapolis.

Franklin Cook, Minneapolis.

Franklin Cook circa, 1880.

St. Anthony Falls, Minneapolis

St. Anthony Falls, Minneapolis

St. Anthony Falls following 1869 crisis.

Dam tender's quarters, Pokegama Falls Dam.

Dam tender's quarters, Pokegama Falls Dam.

Dam Tender's residence at Pokegama Falls Dam, 1904.

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.

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