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Rock River Navigation and Water Power Company records

Identifier: MSS 333


The Rock River Navigation and Water Power Company was chartered by the state of Illinois in 1867. The company was created to construct a canal at Milan and for creating water power. The finished canal was named the Sears Canal in honor of David B. Sears, a well-known local town and dam builder..Materials in this collection include a charter, by-laws, reports, stocks, congressional reports, correspondence, photographs, financial records, advertising materials, applications, stock and real estate information, blueprints, statistics, and tax documents.


  • Creation: circa 1870-1959


Conditions Governing Access

This is an unprocessed collection. A detailed description of its contents is currently unavailable. For information about accessing this collection, please contact Special Collections well in advance of any planned research visit. Be advised that preparing unprocessed collections for research may take up to six months.


4.0 Cubic Feet (/ 10 boxes)

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Repository Details

Part of the Augustana College Special Collections Repository

639 38th Street
Thomas Tredway Library
Rock Island Illinois 61201 United States