Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Sauk Prairie: Hydro-Mania

Clip: Special | 8m 13s | Video has closed captioning.

The hydroelectric plant at Niagara Falls set off a hydro-mania in Wisconsin, leading to the building of the dam at Prairie du Sac. The dam was built with steam-power, horse-power, and the labor of many workers, and it is still in use today.

Aired: 10/11/19

Rating: NR

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Wisconsin Hometown Stories is a local public television program presented by PBS Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Sauk Prairie was funded by major support from Greg and Carol Griffin, Darlene Ballweg, Culver’s Foundation, and Wollersheim Winery & Distillery, with additional support from Bank of …