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Cooke Hydroelectric Plant, South Embankment, Cook Dam Road at Au Sable River, Oscoda, Iosco County, MI



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Location
Cook Dam Road at Au Sable River, Oscoda%252525252Bvicinity, MI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MI-98-E
Significance: It is part of a semi-hydraulic fill dam at the Cooke Hydroelectric Plant that impounds water for use in generating electric power. The dam was designed by William G. Fargo of Jackson, Michigan, a civil engineer who helped pioneer the hydraulic-fill construction method in the Midwest. When the plant went on line in 1912, it set a new record for transmission voltage.

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Embankments


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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