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Old Folsom Powerhouse Historic Marker

 

Location of sign - Intersection of H Street and 6th Street, on the left when traveling east on H Street.

 

Photo taken October 2008

 

Old Folsom Powerhouse Historic Marker

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Wayne

 

Text of sign:

 

Old Folsom Powerhouse

 

Sacramento Station A

 

The first distribution point of electricity for a major city, Station A was constructed in 1894. Built by the Sacramento Electric Power and Light Company to receive power generated from Folsom Powerhouse. The first transmission of electricity was on July 13, 1895. This power distribution network resulted in the first overhead wire streetcar system in the Central Valley.


California Registered Historical Landmark No. 633-2

 

Plaque placed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation August 4, 1970

 

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