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Dam In Connecticut River Holyoke Massachusetts
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Stock #: 140801
Type: Postcard
Era: Undivided Back
City: Holyoke
State: Massachusetts (MA)
County: Hampden
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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This dam, the finest in the country and the second longest overflow in the world, was begun in June 1895 and completed in January 1900, at a cost of $1,000,000. It is 1,019 feet long, and is built across the Connecticut River, which falls 60 feet in the course of a mile, affording an immense water power. Over 10,700 blocks of granite and 39,000 barrels of cement were used in the construction of the dam.