Animas hydroelectric system, Colorado [14]

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Title Animas hydroelectric system, Colorado [14]
Photo Number P0206add2n01_12_017-018
Description Scan of a scrapbook page with two Animas Power and Water Company photos on it. Captions: "Mt. Kendall opposite Silverton. Slide on side of Mt. took out both transmission lines. March 1906" and "Cliffs opposite Camp Bird Mill." The Camp Bird Mine was located in La Plata River canyon, and is not to be confused with the Camp Bird area near Telluride
Keywords Rocky Mountain Power; Camp Bird; Colorado; Animas
Subject Mines and mineral resources--Colorado--La Plata County--Photographs; Mountains--Colorado--San Juan County--Photographs; Avalanches--Colorado--San Juan County--Photographs
Additional Information The Animas Canal, Reservoir, Water, Power and Investment Company was incorporated in 1902 for the purpose of building a hydroelectric power plant and supplying power to the mines in the Silverton mining district. The company was reorganized as the Animas Power and Water Company in 1905, and the first power was produced in May 1906. It later became part of the Western Colorado Power Company (organized in 1913). Its facilities included: Terminal Dam (created Electra Lake and stood from 1906 to 1980); Power Flume no. 1 (delivered water from Electra to Forebay Lake); Forebay Lake; the penstock (enclosed water pipe) that delivered water down a nearly 1,000-foot drop; the Tacoma Powerhouse by the Animas River, which housed the generators; and a 44,000-volt transmission line to a substation at Silverton.
Spatial Coverage Silverton (Colo.); San Juan County (Colo.); Camp Bird Mine (La Plata County, Colo.); La Plata County (Colo.)
Collection Number and Name P0206 Rocky Mountain Power Company Photograph Collection
Collection Name Rocky Mountain Power Company
Date 1906-07
Textual Date July 1906
Owning Institution Multimedia Archives, Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Type Image
Digitization Specifications Digital image produced on Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner, RGB, at 400dpi. Archival file is uncompressed TIFF.
ARK ark:/87278/s6zs3n8q
Setname uum_map
Date Created 2013-02-07
Date Modified 2015-11-18
ID 985519
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