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Cody in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Upstream Cableway Winch

— Buffalo Bill Dam —

 
 
Upstream Cableway Winch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, May 14, 2017
1. Upstream Cableway Winch Marker
Inscription.  
Upstream Cableway Winch
This cableway winch, which was used to install and remove the ball plugs, trash racks, and the bulkhead gate for the left abutment outlet works, dates to the construction of the Shoshone Powerplant in 1922. It was oriiginally housed in a hoist building on the north side of the Shoshone River Canyon about 75 feet upstream of the dam. The winch was manufactured by American Hoist & Derrick Company of St. Paul, Minnesota, and powered by a Westinghouse electric 7.5 horsepower motor. This cableway winch was last used to aid divers using under water cameras in the inspection of the upstream dam face, trash racks and submerged debris prior to the Buffalo Bill Dam modification project. The winch was removed in 1985 and the hoist building was removed in 1986.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features.
 
Location. 44° 30.029′ N, 109° 11.278′ W. Marker is in Cody, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker is on North Fork Hwy (U.S. 14) 1.2 miles east of Verner Road, on
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the right when traveling east. Located at the Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center parking area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cody WY 82414, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Balanced Plunger Hydraulic Valve (a few steps from this marker); Ball Plug (a few steps from this marker); Buffalo Bill Dam (approx. ¼ mile away); Buffalo Bill Reservoir (approx. 1½ miles away); Shoshone Canyon (approx. 2½ miles away); Shoshone River Siphon (approx. 3.1 miles away); Colter’s Hell (approx. 3.6 miles away); Cedar Mountain (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cody.
 
Upstream Cableway Winch & Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, May 14, 2017
2. Upstream Cableway Winch & Marker
Upstream Cableway Winch image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, May 14, 2017
3. Upstream Cableway Winch
Upstream Cableway Winch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, May 14, 2017
4. Upstream Cableway Winch Marker
The Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, May 14, 2017
5. The Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 1, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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