Original Folsom Hydroelectric Plant

Original Folsom Hydroelectric Plant (HM4B4)

Location: Folsom, CA 95630 Sacramento County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 40.817', W 121° 10.597'

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In the 1850's, 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 achievement in long distance high voltage transmission. 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.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 633

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in Cooperation with the Sacramento Section, American Institute of Electric Engineers
August 22, 1958.
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HM NumberHM4B4
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
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Marker Number633
Year Placed1958
Placed ByCalifornia State Park Commission in Cooperation with the Sacramento Section, American Institute of Electric Engineers
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 7:58pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 658603 N 4282875
Decimal Degrees38.68028333, -121.17661667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 40.817', W 121° 10.597'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 40' 49.02" N, 121° 10' 35.82" W
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Area Code(s)916, 408
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9980 Greenback Ln, Folsom CA 95630, US
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