Ames power plant, San Miguel County, Colorado [097]: flume in ruins

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Title Ames power plant, San Miguel County, Colorado [097]: flume in ruins
Photo Number P0206add2n01_09_087 neg adj
Description Scan of a negative of a flume in ruins
Keywords Rocky Mountain Power; Ames; Colorado; trestle
Subject Flumes--Colorado--San Miguel County--Photographs; Water-power--Colorado--San Miguel County--Photographs
Additional Information Negative lighting and balance adjusted. The Ames hydroelectric generating plant had its beginnings when L.L. Nunn installed a Westinghouse electric generator and motor in the winter of 1890-91 on the South Fork of the San Miguel River to provide electricity to the Gold King Mine stamp mill, located 2.6 miles away. This was the first commercial power system to use alternating current. A powerhouse was built in 1895 by Nunn's Telluride Power Company, to be replaced by a new plant in 1905-06. Flumes, and later penstocks (steel pipes), brought water from Trout Lake and Lake Hope, located to the south up Lake Fork. Howards Fork, to the east, supplied additional water. Telluride Power later became part of Western Colorado Power Company, a subsidiary of Utah Power & Light (predecessor of Rocky Mountain Power). The hydroelectric plant, still in operation today, has been owned by Public Service Company, a subsidiary of Xcel Energy, since 1992.
Spatial Coverage Ames (Colo.); San Miguel County (Colo.)
Latitude 37.864583
Longitude -107.881692
Collection Number and Name P0206 Rocky Mountain Power Company Photograph Collection
Collection Name Rocky Mountain Power Company
Date 1913
Textual Date circa 1913
Owning Institution Multimedia Archives, Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Rights http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/CNE/1.0/
Type Image
Digitization Specifications Digital image produced on Epson Perfection V700 Photo scanner, RGB, at 2000 dpi. Archival file is uncompressed TIFF.
ARK ark:/87278/s64b3s36
Setname uum_map
Date Created 2013-02-07
Date Modified 2015-11-18
ID 985541
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s64b3s36
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