Rebuilding the Coralville Mill Dam, 1860s-1870s

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Description

About twenty men work repair construction on the wooden dam. Whether these repairs were needed due to the result of age, use, or ice damage is unknown.

Behind the workers along the bank of the river are the Coralville mills. Starting from the left is part of the Woolen Mill, then the Close Paper Mill, and then Clark's Flour Mill (Lovetinsky et al., p. 14).

*Lest We Forget dates this photograph 1843-1844. However, as the Close Paper Mill was built in 1865, and the Woolen Mill (later to be the Pearl Oat Mill) in 1866, the 1843 is far too early. Walch, on page 31 of his book, dates this photograph at 1891; again, however, the Close Paper Mill was completely destroyed in an explosion in 1875. A more accurate estimated date would be late 1860s-mid 1870s - and likely closer to the 1866 or 1867, as it looks like the Close Paper Mill is still under construction.

Publisher

Coralville Public Library. Coralville Digital History Library.

Date

Late 1860s- mid 1870s

Rights

Educational use only, no other permissions given.

Format

jpeg

Coverage

Coralville, Iowa

Files

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Citation

“Rebuilding the Coralville Mill Dam, 1860s-1870s,” Coralville Digital History Library, accessed July 2, 2022, https://coralvilledigitalhistory.omeka.net/items/show/212.

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