Bagnell Dam Turbine, 12 July 2014
This cast steel, 50-ton turbine sitting on the shore on the Osage River side of the Bagnell Dam at the Lake of the Ozarks is one of the originals. It was placed in service in 1931, after 20 months of 24-hour-a-day construction to build the dam, and stayed in use for 70 years. The dam’s turbines were replaced with more efficient stainless steel ones in 2001.
Bagnell Dam, 12 July 2014
Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic – “Share a photo of what “relic” means to you — it could be your still-running 1979 Honda Accord Hatchback, an historic building in your town, or an old, rusted farm implement poking up through the long grass in a field.”
I considered using my father’s 1951 Union Steel Chest Corp fishing tackle box, but I couldn’t get the photograph I envisioned without breaking the law and trespassing on some dangerous rocky shores. Here’s the inside. The lures are also relics (probably).
*Featured and Post Image are mine: Bagnell Dam original Turbine and Bagnell Dam, 12 July 2014
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