Plugging into Water
There was once a rock dam across the creekbed in front of
you. The dam channeled water into the intake box
upon which you are standing. Water then, flowed
several miles along a log flume to a power plant where
it was used to generate electricity. This is how people
"plugged" into water. There are several hydroelectric
power stations dating to the late 1800's in the canyon.
Left in place, the old paddle wheels, tail races, and
spillways remind us of that era.
Erected by US Forest Service, Department of Agriculture.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 40° 34.285′ N, 111° 46.405′ W. Marker is near Sandy, Utah
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Temple Quarry Amphitheater (within shouting distance of this marker); Temple Stone Quarry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to the Temple Quarry Trail (about 400 feet away); Your Roots (about 400 feet away); Temple Granite Quarry (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Welcome to the Temple Quarry Trail (about 500 feet away); Rocky Mountain Goat Lookout (about 600 feet away); Granite Settlement (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandy.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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