Ames power plant, San Miguel County, Colorado [067]: Flume

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Title Ames power plant, San Miguel County, Colorado [067]: Flume
Photo Number P0206add2n01_09_057
Description Scan of a photo of a man and his dog standing on a raised wooden structure in the snow
Keywords Rocky Mountain Power; Ames; Colorado; Personnel
Subject Flumes--Colorado--San Miguel County--Photographs; Water-power--Colorado--San Miguel County--Photographs
Additional Information he 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. 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 1954-05-01
Textual Date May 1, 1954
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 Expression 10000 XL scanner, RGB, at 400 dpi. Archival file is uncompressed TIFF.
ARK ark:/87278/s6640fdh
Setname uum_map
Date Created 2013-02-07
Date Modified 2015-11-18
ID 985556
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6640fdh
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