Old Folsom Powerhouse

California State Historic Landmark 633

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#633 Original Folsom Hydroelectric Plant
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 Power House, which began operations in July, 1895. Power was delivered to Sacramento at 11,000 volts, which was a new achievment in long distance high voltage transmission. The capital celebrated by a grand electric carnival September 9, 1895.

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Folsom Powerhouse State Park, Greenback Lane, Folsom.


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