Oak Brook dam: 150-year-old dam at ce...

Oak Brook dam: 150-year-old dam at center of debate about prese...

There are 9 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Apr 13, 2009, titled Oak Brook dam: 150-year-old dam at center of debate about prese.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Along Salt Creek in west suburban Oak Brook , a dam built more than 150 years ago is at the center of a debate about how to preserve both history and the environment.

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Betty McBitter

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Apr 14, 2009
"Built in the 1840s, the dam once powered a saw mill before creating hydroelectricity for a grist mill built by German immigrant Frederick Graue in 1852."

Hydroelectricity? Correct me if I'm wrong, but the dam powers the wheel, and doesn't produce ANY electricity... especially back in 1852. Does anyone fact check?
Joe American

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Apr 14, 2009
It figures, the enviro entremists want to shut down a 150 year-old grist mill because of a few pike. There is no shortage of pike in Illinois.
yikes

Chicago, IL

#3 Apr 14, 2009
I read this just b/c I thought it read 150 year-old-MAN...
Grist mill? So they did exist! I thought that was just some odd ball figure of speech...this story is packed....

Preservationists vs. ennvironmentalists....thats WWF meets NPR.
http://unchbreakchicago.blogspot.com/
yikes

Chicago, IL

#4 Apr 14, 2009
Billy Bob

United States

#5 Apr 15, 2009
So the water wheel can turn. I don't think it needs to.
clown

Homewood, IL

#6 Apr 16, 2009
THIS STORY NEEDS TO RE CHECK THE FACTS , This waw rebuilt, and their was massive dredging done on it. Who would eat the fish from their any ways.
clown

Homewood, IL

#7 Apr 16, 2009
THIS STORY NEEDS TO RE CHECK THE FACTS , This was rebuilt, and their was massive dredging done on it about 15 years ago.. Who would eat the fish from their any ways.
Concerned

AOL

#8 Aug 9, 2009
We need to save teh fish wether or not you want to use them for a meal.
Lunch Lady

AOL

#9 Nov 16, 2009

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