Ames power plant, San Miguel County, Colorado [092]: Trout Lake intake house

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Title Ames power plant, San Miguel County, Colorado [092]: Trout Lake intake house
Photo Number P0206add2n01_09_082 neg adj
Description Scan of a negative of the Ames Power Station. "System inventory. Jan. 1, 1913. New Ames Station. Intake House. Photo number 18063"
Keywords Rocky Mountain Power; Ames; Colorado; Intake
Subject Trout Lake (Colo.)--Photographs; Lakes--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 Trout Lake (San Miguel County, Colo.); San Miguel County (Colo.)
Latitude 37.829569
Longitude -107.888842
Collection Number and Name P0206 Rocky Mountain Power Company Photograph Collection
Collection Name Rocky Mountain Power Company
Date 1913-01-01
Textual Date January 1, 1913
Owning Institution Multimedia Archives, Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
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/s6xp7wnq
Setname uum_map
Date Created 2013-02-07
Date Modified 2015-11-18
ID 985558
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