Damming the Mighty Mississippi

The Mississippi River dam between Keokuk and Hamilton and the nearby power plant were completed 100-years ago. In part three of the series, Damming the Mighty Mississippi, Illinois Public Radio’s Jason Parrott looks at how they work together to power the region.

How Mississippi River dam was built

Jun 25, 2013

The dream of damming the Mississippi River between Hamilton and Keokuk became a reality in 1910. The funding had been secured so work could get underway. In part two of the series, Damming the Mighty Mississippi, Illinois Public Radio’s Jason Parrott looks at how the dam was actually built.

100th anniversary of Mississippi River dam

Jun 24, 2013

The 100th anniversary of the completion of the dam that spans the Mississippi River between Keokuk and Hamilton will be celebrated this weekend. Thousands are expected to attend in the four-day event… which begins Thursday. Illinois Public Radio’s Jason Parrott will prepare us for it with his series: Damming the Mighty Mississippi. He starts off by looking at how the idea of building the dam first came together.