New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_A7363
Delta Dam, power house, locks of relocated Black River Canal, a tow and change bridge, four miles north of Rome, New York, 1916.
What are the parts and features of transportation in this photograph?
What are two sources of power in this photograph?
What conclusions can be made about the importance of the Delta Dam to transportation of goods on the Barge Canal?
Were other towns also lost because of the creation of the Barge Canal?
Science: How does a water turbine work? How does a dam control water flow?
English Language Arts: Create a piece of propaganda promoting the view to keep the village of Delta and stop work on the dam.
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