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Glens Falls Dam, 100' to 450' West of U.S. Route 9 Bridge Spanning Hudson River, Glens Falls, Warren County, NY

Glens Falls Dam, 100' to 450' West of U.S. Route 9 Bridge Spanning Hudson River, Glens Falls, Warren County, NY

 
 
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Significance: The 1913 Glens Falls Dam is architecturally and historically significant as a remarkably intact example of dam construction which reflects early twentieth century design and technology. The Dam once played an important role in the local industrial economy of the Glens Falls area by providing hydropower potential for the paper mills and other industries situated on both sides of the Hudson River. Still important today, the dam is used exclusively for electrical generation. Cooper's Cave, located 500 feet downstream from the Glens Falls Dam, was the setting for an action-filled scene at the beginning of James F. Cooper's nineteenth century novel of life on the colonial frontier, The Last of the Mohicans.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N505
Survey number: HAER NY-270

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Historic American Engineering Record, creator
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Glens Falls (N.Y.)43.30952, -73.64401
Google Map of 43.3095164, -73.6440058
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Library of Congress
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