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Boulder City in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Hoover Dam Turbine Runner

 
 
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By Dawn Bowen, June 22, 2007
1. Hoover Dam Turbine Runner Marker
Inscription. This cast steel turbine runner (water wheel), which is 14.2 feet in diameter and weighs over 34 tons, powered the N-7 generator at Hoover Dam Power Plant from 1944 to 1982. The function of a turbine runner is to convert the force of falling water, delivered through the penstock pipes, to rotating energy which is then utilized by the generator in producing hydroelectric energy. This turbine runner was presented to the Boulder City Museum and Historical Association on April 30, 1983, by the Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 35° 58.782′ N, 114° 50.14′ W. Marker is in Boulder City, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is at the intersection of Colorado Street and Nevada Highway, on the right when traveling west on Colorado Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boulder City NV 89005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boulder City, Nevada (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Boulder Dam Hotel (about 700 feet away); Puddler's Break (about 800 feet away); “Hitchin’ a Ride” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alabam (approx. ¼
Hoover Dam Turbine Runner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 22, 2007
2. Hoover Dam Turbine Runner Marker
mile away); “Rag Town Goddess” (approx. 0.3 miles away); Frank T. Crowe (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hoover Dam Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Boulder City.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyWaterways & Vessels
 
Hoover Dam Turbine Runner image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2010
3. Hoover Dam Turbine Runner
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 4,611 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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