29 January 2015

Duke's Big Dig

While we are still on the topic of Duke Farms, here are two more postcards from my personal collection.

The first one, circa 1907, shows the construction of Great Falls Lake and one of Duke Farms many bridges.  Look closely to see the temporary railway used to facilitate construction during the "big dig".  The tracks in the foreground were probably used in construction also, as the South Branch Railroad tracks ran east of this location.

Lake construction at Duke Farms circa 1907

This second view is from a 1915 postcard depicting the bridge and lake after completion.

Bridge and lake circa 1915

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