Courtesy of Library of Congress, "Miss. River Power Plant, Keokuk," Bain News Service, 1910
This photograph, taken in 1910, shows a Mississippi River power plant in Keokuk, Iowa. The power plant was owned by Union Electric.
- Look closely at the photo, what material is piled on top of the wooden platform. Is that a renewable or nonrenewable resource?
- This power plant was located on the Mississippi River. Why would the power plant’s location be important?
"Miss. River Power Plant, Keokuk," Bain News Service, 1910. Courtesy of Library of Congress