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Astoria in Clatsop County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Site of Astoria's First Electric Generating Station

 
 
Site of Astoria's First Electric Generating Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 23, 2017
1. Site of Astoria's First Electric Generating Station Marker
Inscription. On Christmas Eve, 1885, direct current flowed from a small dynamo in a planer shed of West Shore Lumber Mills to light Astoria's first electric lamps. Wires strung across housetops connected the dynamo to 30 arc lamps. Customers paid $16 a lamp per month to enjoy the novel service instituted by J.C. Truellinger, proprietor of West Shore Mills and an Oregon pioneer of 1847. Out of his early venture grew Astoria Electric Company which in 1910 became an original part of the Pacific Power & Light Company system. This commemorative marker contributed by Pacific Power in recognition of pioneers of the electric industry.
 
Erected by Pacific Power, Clatsop County Historical Society.
 
Location. 46° 11.436′ N, 123° 50.628′ W. Marker is in Astoria, Oregon, in Clatsop County. Marker is on West Marine Drive (U.S. 30) near Hume Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 99-1 West Marine Drive, Astoria OR 97103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Butterfly Fleet (approx. 0.2 miles away); Soldiers Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ghadar Party (approx. 0.3 miles away); Uniontown Curfew Bell
Site of Astoria's First Electric Generating Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 23, 2017
2. Site of Astoria's First Electric Generating Station Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Captain Flavel Trees (approx. 0.4 miles away); Astoria & Warrenton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Captain George Flavel Mansion (approx. half a mile away); Crossroads of Cultures (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Astoria.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
West Shore Mills circa 1883 image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
3. West Shore Mills circa 1883
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 1, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 1, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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