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Title: Roll dam, Sheridan, ca. 1902
Contributed by: Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library
Date: circa 1902
Media: glass negative
Contributed by: Island Falls Historical Society
Date: circa 1929
Location: Island Falls
Contributed by: Norcross Heritage Trust
Date: circa 1910
Location: Indian Purchase Township No. 4; T1R9 WELS
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