Salida in Chaffee County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Salida Steam Plant
Salida Light and Power Company joined with Public Service Co. of Colorado in 1924 and successfully operated the Salida Steam Plant until 1958. By then, cheaper power had become available through the nearby Poncha substation and the Stean Plant was shut down. The building was abandoned and for thirty years it served only as a home of flocks of pigeons. In the late 1980s a visionary group of local townfolk [sic] again banded together to purchase and save the building. Years of hard work and dedication have resulted in the transformation of this historic structure into the pide of the Arkansas Riverwalk.
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
Location. 38° 32.262′ N, 105° 59.501′ W. Marker is in Salida, Colorado, in Chaffee County. Marker is on West Sackett Avenue near G Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 West Sacket Avenue, Salida CO 81201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chaffee County Honor Roll Board (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Jackson Hotel (approx. 4.9 miles away); Finding Our Roots / New Faces Along the River / Pike Explores the Valley (approx. 6.3 miles away); Christmas 1806 (approx. 6.3 miles away); Lt. Zebulon Pike's Southwestern Expedition (approx. 7.1 miles away); Peaks to Pastures (approx. 13.2 miles away); Valley Ranching (approx. 13.2 miles away); Whose Water Is It? (approx. 13.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salida.
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