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Wall at Buckeye Lake photograph
Description: Photograph showing unidentified men checking the depth of the water at Buckeye Lake. The men are standing on a wall, which is used to direct the flow of water and prevent flooding. The caption beneath the photograph reads: "Buckeye Lake Wall." The attached description on the back reads: "PHOTOGRAPH No. 80.| BUCKEYE LAKE WALL.| This photograph shows the uncompleted portion just south of the dry dock. This wall should be brought to a higher level to prevent washing of the bank." This photograph is part of a series taken by the Board of the Ohio Department of Public Works to document the disrepair of the infrastructure of the Ohio and Erie Canal and Miami-Erie Canal systems in 1916, showing the physical condition of each structure. The Ohio Department of Public Works is one of the oldest departments of state government in continuous existence. Among its other duties, this department was charged with maintenance and administration of the Ohio & Erie and Miami-Erie Canals. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA936AV_B01_080
Subjects: Waterworks; Rivers; Canals; Lakes & ponds; Dams; Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development; Buckeye Lake (Ohio)--History;
Places: Millersport (Ohio); Fairfield County (Ohio)