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Rum River Dam

 
 
Rum River Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, October 24, 2013
1. Rum River Dam Marker
Inscription.  
The first dam was built here in 1853 of logs and earth fill by Caleb and W.H. Woodbury. It washed away in high water in the Spring of 1854. A second dam was built in 1854 by James McCann. This dam and its pool provided 5 sluiceways for water power for 5 separate mills located near here but these furnished inadequate power so steam boilers and engines were installed. In 1969 the wooden dam was removed and the concrete dam seen here was built.

Facts compiled by Anoka County Historical Society 1976

 
Erected 1976 by the Anoka County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1853.
 
Location. 45° 11.969′ N, 93° 23.42′ W. Marker is in Anoka, Minnesota, in Anoka County. Marker can be reached from North 2nd Avenue north of Jackson Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2015 1st Avenue, Anoka MN 55303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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distance of this marker. A different marker also named Rum River Dam (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Flour Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Street Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Anoka Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Log Stamps (about 400 feet away); Lumberjack Vocabulary (about 500 feet away); Freeburg Companies (about 500 feet away); Father Louis Hennepin's Exploration in 1680 (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anoka.
 
Commemorative Construction Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, October 24, 2013
2. Commemorative Construction Plaque
1969
Rum River Dam
City of Anoka, Minnesota
names
Rum River Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, October 24, 2013
3. Rum River Dam Marker
Commemorative Construction Plaque
Rum River Dam and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, October 24, 2013
4. Rum River Dam and Marker
Surveying and construction occurring nearby.
Rum River Dam image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, October 24, 2013
5. Rum River Dam
Nearby Main Street Bridge Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, October 24, 2013
6. Nearby Main Street Bridge Plaque
Dr. James F. Kline 1862-1932 Memorial Bridge • Actuated by his many friends and patients as a tribute to his professional skill, high moral, character, loyalty to his friends and charity to all.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,288 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 17, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

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