Rum River Dam

Rum River Dam (HM1BYR)

Location: Anoka, MN 55303 Anoka County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 11.969', W 93° 23.42'

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The first dam was built here in 1853 of logs and earth fill by Caleb and W.H. Woodbury. It washed away in high water in the Spring of 1854. A second dam was built in 1854 by James McCann. This dam and its pool provided 5 sluiceways for water power for 5 separate mills located near here but these furnished inadequate power so steam boilers and engines were installed. In 1969 the wooden dam was removed and the concrete dam seen here was built.

Facts compiled by Anoka County Historical Society 1976
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HM NumberHM1BYR
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Year Placed1976
Placed ByThe Anoka County Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 1:36pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 469342 N 5005184
Decimal Degrees45.19948333, -93.39033333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 11.969', W 93° 23.42'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 11' 58.14" N, 93° 23' 25.20" W
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Area Code(s)763, 612
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2015 1st Ave, Anoka MN 55303, US
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