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Hoover Dam Turbine Runner

 
 
Hoover Dam Turbine Runner Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1688.
 
Location. 35° 58.782′ N, 114° 50.14′ W. Marker is in Boulder City, Nevada, in Clark County. It is in the Boulder City Historic District. Marker is at the intersection of Colorado Street and Nevada Highway, on the right when traveling west on Colorado Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boulder City NV 89005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boulder City, Nevada (about 300 feet away, measured
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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 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boulder City.
 
Hoover Dam Turbine Runner Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, June 22, 2007
2. Hoover Dam Turbine Runner Marker
Hoover Dam Turbine Runner image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2010
3. Hoover Dam Turbine Runner
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 5,220 times since then and 134 times this year. Last updated on March 28, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on March 28, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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