Near Santa Clarita in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Power Plant No. 1
First Los Angeles Aqueduct
Erected by Los Angeles Dept of Water & Power.
Location. 34° 35.199′ N, 118° 27.25′ W. Marker is near Santa Clarita, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Pelton Street half a mile east of San Francisquito Canyon Road. Located in a small park near Power Plant 1. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Clarita CA 91390, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Francis Dam Disaster Site (was approx. 4.4 miles away but has been reported missing. ); a different marker also named St. Francis Dam Disaster Site (approx. 5.4 miles away); St. Francis Dam (approx. 5˝ miles away); Butterfield Overland Mail (approx. 6.6 miles away); Tesoro Adobe Toney Residence (approx. 10.2 miles away); Lang Station (approx. 11˝ miles away); Chinese Railroad Workers (approx. 11˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Clarita.
Regarding Power Plant No. 1. PP-1 began operation in 1917, providing more than 90 percent of Los Angeles’ electricity. 100 years later, PP-1 now supplies less than 10 percent of the city’s power, because of increased population and power needs.
Also see . . . Power Plant 1 history. (Submitted on February 10, 2019.)
1. Water & Power
My father, and later myself, had the honor of working at Power Plant No. 1, as electrical construction & maintenance workers. There was a museum located inside the power plant, but the exhibits have been moved to DWP headquarters in downtown Los Angeles.
— Submitted February 12, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 10, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Last updated on February 12, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 10, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 7. submitted on February 11, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 8. submitted on February 12, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.