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The Falls

Title: Cross-section of the Apron Over the Falls
Type: Diagram
Date: 1883
Source: Colonel F.U. Farquhar

Description: Farquhar, a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, created this cross-section of the dike and falls at St. Anthony.

Cross-section of the Apron Over the Falls

Activities:

  1. This is a "cross-section" diagram, meaning it shows a cutaway view so you can see the Falls better. What is your view of the Falls in this digram?



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  2. The concrete dike at the Falls was designed to hold up the narrow limestone layer under the water. Why do you think this might be necessary?



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  3. Why might it be so important for the engineers at the Falls to create a dike to protect it?



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  4. Since engineers were trying to protect the Falls, what role do you think the apron could have had in that effort?



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