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Indio in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

History of Electricity in the Coachella Valley

 
 
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By Douglass Halvorsen, March 27, 2013
1. History of Electricity in the Coachella Valley Marker
Inscription. The Coachella Valley's developing agricultural industry created a need for electric services. Substation were located next to cold storage houses, providing power to preserve the Valley's bountiful produce. In 1943, the Imperial Irrigation District took over the delivery of power to the eastern Coachella Valley. Dedicated IID workers braved the harsh desert environment to build power lines that would transport precious electricity. Reliable, affordable electricity was instrumental in transforming the desert into the flourishing cities that exist today.
 
Erected by Indio Chamber of Commerce Historical Mural Project.
 
Location. 33° 43.112′ N, 116° 13.048′ W. Marker is in Indio, California, in Riverside County. Marker is at the intersection of Civic Center Mall and Fargo St, on the right when traveling east on Civic Center Mall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Indio CA 92201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. June Robertson McCarroll (approx. 0.2 miles away); Smiley Place (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1909 Indio Schoolhouse (was approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing.
History of Electricity in the Coachella Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, March 27, 2013
2. History of Electricity in the Coachella Valley Marker
); Jimmy Swaggart's "Date" (approx. one mile away); Water Trough (approx. 3.6 miles away); Indian Wells (approx. 6.9 miles away); Eisenhower Mountain (approx. 6.9 miles away); Dwight David Eisenhower (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indio.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
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By Douglass Halvorsen, March 27, 2013
3. History of Electricity in the Coachella Valley
History of Electricity in the Coachella Valley image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, March 27, 2013
4. History of Electricity in the Coachella Valley
History of Electricity in the Coachella Valley image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, March 27, 2013
5. History of Electricity in the Coachella Valley
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 93 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 20, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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