Bonners Ferry in Boundary County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Erected by Boundary County Historical Society Museum.
Location. 48° 41.88′ N, 116° 18.744′ W. Marker is in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, in Boundary County. Marker is at the intersection of Riverside Street (U.S. 2) and Riverside Street, on the left when traveling east on Riverside Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in small plaza overlooking the Kootenay River Bridge, on the south side of the Kootenay River just before crossing the bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Bonners Ferry ID 83805, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moyie River Canyon (approx. 6½ miles away).
More about this marker. Large engraved and polished stone marker in excellent condition, adjacent to the subject Pelton Wheel
Also see . . .
1. Lester Allen Pelton (1829-1908), the inventor, and his Pelton Water Wheel.
Lester A. Pelton was an American inventor who successfully developed a highly efficient water turbine, for a high head, (Submitted on November 9, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Water Power: Building a Pelton Wheel.
Though one of man's oldest prime movers, a water wheel generator is still a fascinating piece of machinery. Perhaps this is because it appears comprehensible at a glance (although an efficient wheel is actually a product of subtle and inconspicuous design refinements), and because it seems to be a way of getting power for nothing. (Submitted on November 9, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Engineering and Technology History: Pelton Wheel.
In 1880, Lester Allan Pelton patented the Pelton Wheel, an impulse turbine which draws energy from moving water. Previous impulse turbines were extremely inefficient; the Pelton Wheel is able to extract nearly all of the energy from a moving water stream and is still the preferred turbine for (Submitted on November 9, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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