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Saint Paul in Ramsey County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Hydro Electric Turbine

1924 – 1994

 
 
Hydro Electric Turbine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, April 28, 2011
1. Hydro Electric Turbine Marker
Inscription.
Cast Iron Rotation Speed 100 RPM
Weight 15 Tons 4,500 Horsepower

This is one of four turbines Ford Motor Company installed 1924 at the hydro electric plant located below this lookout. The turbines were replaced between 1992 and 1994 after 70 years of service. This one water driven turbine produced over 1,341,776,000 kilowatt hours (KWH) of electricity in its liftime. This offset the burning of 286,000 tons of coal and avoided 470,000 pounds of particulates, 4,589,000 pounds of sulphur dioxide and 5,340,000 pounds of nitrogen oxide.
 
Location. 44° 54.876′ N, 93° 11.911′ W. Marker is in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in Ramsey County. Marker is on South Mississippi River Boulevard 0.2 miles south of Ford Parkway, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at Ford Dam Scenic Overlook. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Paul MN 55116, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wing Dams (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Lock and Dam No. 1 Story (approx. 0.2 miles away); Big Water / Stairway of Water (approx. 0.2 miles away); 3 – Master Map
Hydro Electric Turbine and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, April 28, 2011
2. Hydro Electric Turbine and Marker
(approx. half a mile away); 1–Main Entrance Minnehaha Lower Glen (approx. half a mile away); Geology of Minnesota (approx. half a mile away); John Harrington Stevens House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gunnar Wennerberg (approx. 0.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Mississippi River Field Guide. Lock & Dam No. 1. (Submitted on August 26, 2011.) 

2. Lock and Dam No. 1. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 26, 2011.) 

3. US Army Corps of Engineers. Lock and Dam 1. (Submitted on August 26, 2011.) 
 
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Entrance to Overlook image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, April 28, 2011
3. Entrance to Overlook
The Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant is to the right.
Ford Dam image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, April 28, 2011
4. Ford Dam
[photo taken from east bank]
Mississippi River Lock & Dam No. 1
Mississippi River Lock & Dam No. 1 image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, April 28, 2011
5. Mississippi River Lock & Dam No. 1
[photo taken from west bank]
Close-up of Overflow Dam image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, April 28, 2011
6. Close-up of Overflow Dam
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 433 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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