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Dilip's good discussion on Remembering Our Leaders

  • 1.  Dilip's good discussion on Remembering Our Leaders

    Posted 02-09-2018 09:56 AM
    Regarding Dilip's good discussion on Remembering Our Leaders:

    EWRI-HHC has three history sessions in Minneapolis, including one on Outstanding Civil Engineers, and Wed. June 6: "History of Civil Engineering at St. Anthony Falls", David Stevens :

    Proposed 2018 EWRI History & Heritage Track, Minneapolis, MN


    HISTORY AND HERITAGE SESSIONS (3): request consecutive sessions on Monday, June 4,  2018


    Famous  Water Resources and Civil Engineers (4):

    1. The Amazing Career of John Frank Stevens: Panama Canal Mastermind and Pioneering Railroad Pathfinder;
    2. An Outstanding Minnesota Civil (and Water) Engineer and ASCE Minnesota Founder: Frederick W. Cappelen (1857 - 1921);
    3. Wesley Winans Horner - One of the 'Three Wise Men';
    4. Leif J. Sverdrup (1898-1976): Outstanding Minnesota and U.S. Civil and Military Engineer and Bridge Builder


    Minnesota Water and Civil Engineering Historical Projects (5):

    1. From Rapids to Reservoirs and Back;
    2. Initiation of Wastewater Collection and Treatment for Minneapolis and Saint Paul, 1926-1938;
    3. Coon Rapids Dam – Stopping Invasive Carp Starts a Renewed Interest in Hydropower;
    4. Preserving our Historic Waterways: Voyageurs National Park;
    5. The Duluth Aerial Ferry/Lift Bridge - A New National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark


    History of St. Anthony Falls Laboratory and Minnesota Civil Engineering History (5) (Co-listed by History and Heritage Committee and Education Council):

    2. THE ST. ANTHONY FALLS LABORATORY: 80 YEARS OF PROGRESS Part 2.  Environmental Research;     
    3. THE ST. ANTHONY FALLS LABORATORY: 80 YEARS OF PROGRESS  Part 3.  Recent Developments and Future Outlook;
    4. Civil Engineering and ASCE Student Chapter History in Minnesota;


    Two proposed 2018 EWRI History & Heritage Posters:

    1. Vermuyden, Arkwright and Slater the Traitor: The Birth of Water Powered Cotton Spinning Technology in England  and How it Arrived in the USA.
    2. The History Of Land Application Of Wastewater In The U.S.(withdrawn, speaker will not register)


    Wed. June 6: EWRI Congress Special Dinner at Mill City Museum, with special history presentation:

    "History of Civil Engineering at St. Anthony Falls":

    David Stevens, Public Programs Specialist, Mill City Museum

    Abstract:  The Falls of St. Anthony, the only major waterfall on the Mississippi River, provided waterpower for the sawmills and flour mills that built Minneapolis and the regional economy. As a result the Minneapolis riverfront was transformed by over a century of infrastructure development. In this presentation historian David Stevens of Mill City Museum will examine highlights of civil engineering on the Minneapolis riverfront and how these historic resources are being put to new uses today.  Hear the stories behind the first bridge to span the Mississippi, National Historic Landmark flour mills, Austrian-born engineer William de la Barre (aka "The Sage of the River"), waterpower canals and tunnels, falls stabilization, dams, James J. Hill's Stone Arch Bridge, and the Upper and Lower St. Anthony Falls Locks and Dams.

    -DRAFT PROPOSED SESSIONS by Larry Magura, EWRI HHC Chair and Jerry Rogers- HHC-EWRI member Nov. 11, 2017-     [email protected]

    Jerry Rogers Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, Dist.M.ASCE
    Houston TX