Original Folsom Hydroelectric Plant
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 38° 40.818 W 121° 10.594
10S E 658607 N 4282877
Quick Description: California Historical Landmark #633
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/27/2009 1:27:35 PM
Waymark Code: WM6FT8
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 11

Long Description:
In the 1850s, Horatio Gates Livermore and later his sons, Horatio P. and Charles E., pioneered the development of ditches and dams on the American River for industry and agriculture. One historic result was Folsom Powerhouse, which began operations in July 1895. Power was delivered to Sacramento at 11,000 volts, a new achievement in long-distance high-voltage transmission which the capital celebrated by a grand electric carnival September 9, 1895. The original generating plant, still in place, remained in continuous operation until 1952. The plant was donated by Pacific Gas and Electric Co. to the State of California to preserve its historical values.
Marker Number: 633.00


County: Sacramento

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 08/22/1958

Folsom Powerhouse State Park, Greenback Lane, Folsom

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