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High Water Over the Dam at LaGrange Locks, circa 1903-1920.

Caption in the album reads "Thought we could go over top one trip. Stuck and burned out engine bearing. Floated helplessly about a mile down stream. Landed on west side in dark. Fixed engine next day. Went through Locks at 4 P.M. Tied up for night. Passing ice floe gave us a bad night. Next morning river was clear and we journeyed on."

Photograph by Page Hatch. Loaned by the Skinner House, Griggsville, Illinois.

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