Dam at Edgewood, Illinois 1926

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Dam at Edgewood, Illinois 1926

Post by terry03 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:24 pm

Is anyone aware of a dam being built by the Illinois Central at Edgewood, Illinois in 1926?
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Re: Dam at Edgewater, Illinois 1926

Post by CarterB » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:10 pm

Only "Edgewater" I know of in IL is a Chicago neighborhood on the North side.
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Re: Dam at Edgewater, Illinois 1926

Post by terry03 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:22 pm

CarterB wrote:Only "Edgewater" I know of in IL is a Chicago neighborhood on the North side.
You are right. I meant Edgewood.

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Re: Dam at Edgewood, Illinois 1926

Post by CarterB » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:25 am

There is a dam right along an IC line near Laclede (just East) for Patterson Lake. The ROW runs just to the East of the dam over a short trestle over the outlet.
Not sure who built it or when, however. N 38.87483 W 88.67254
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Re: Dam at Edgewood, Illinois 1926

Post by terry03 » Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:43 pm

CarterB wrote:There is a dam right along an IC line near Laclede (just East) for Patterson Lake. The ROW runs just to the East of the dam over a short trestle over the outlet.
Not sure who built it or when, however. N 38.87483 W 88.67254
I finally found this on Google Earth and yes, this must be the dam. The next question is why did the IC build the dam. I can think of three reasons, 1st is for protecting the track from flood waters, 2nd is water for the locomotives and 3rd is maybe they had an ice house there to cool produce shipped from the south. I haven't been able to find out why.

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