Highgrove in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Highgrove Hydroelectric Plant
Erected 1991 by Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West, #296, #241 and #299; Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus; and Riverside County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 24.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists.
Location. 34° 0.702′ N, 117° 20.4′ W. Marker is in Highgrove, California, in Riverside County. Marker is at the intersection of Iowa Avenue and Spring Street, on the rightTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Riverside CA 92507, 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. Trujillo Adobe (approx. 0.8 miles away); Agua Mansa Cemetery (approx. 2.4 miles away); Harada House (approx. 2˝ miles away); Mission Inn (approx. 2.7 miles away); Mount Rubidoux (approx. 3.2 miles away); Lt Col Shunzo Kido (approx. 3˝ miles away); Robidoux Grist Mill Site (approx. 4 miles away); Jensen-Alvarado Ranch (approx. 4.6 miles away).
Regarding Highgrove Hydroelectric Plant. After the initiation of Riverside's municipal direct current power system in 1896, the Highgrove plant also supplied some electricity to San Bernardino. In 1898, alternating current generators replaced the original direct current generators. Later the plant was merged into the Southern California Edison Company and only remnants are there now. SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
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