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American Falls in Power County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

American Falls Power Plants

 
 
American Falls Power Plants Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2018
1. American Falls Power Plants Marker
Inscription. More than two decades before American Falls Dam was built, water power was generated in a series of plants at America Falls.

Starting with an island plant to serve Pocatello in 1902, this superlative site was utilized soon after long transmission lines were developed. As new kinds of turbines and generators were invented, they were installed here. Rare examples of old technology still are preserved in these landmark plants.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 383.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 46.728′ N, 112° 52.968′ W. Marker is in American Falls, Idaho, in Power County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Aberdeen Highway (Highway 39 at milepost 3) and Lamb Weston Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: American Falls ID 83211, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oregon Trail (approx. half a mile away); A Town on the Move... (approx. 1.4 miles away); American Falls (approx. 1.7 miles away);
American Falls Power Plants Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2018
2. American Falls Power Plants Marker
Power County War Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Oregon Trail (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Oregon Trail (approx. 7 miles away); Snake River Rest Area Oregon Trail Kiosk (approx. 7.1 miles away); Massacre Rock - A Clashing of Cultures (approx. 8.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in American Falls.
 
More about this marker. Only the backside of the marker is visible from the highway. To view the marker proceed to the frontage road and the Bureau of Land Management information center.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
American Falls Dam image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2018
3. American Falls Dam
Early American Falls Power Plants image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2018
4. Early American Falls Power Plants
Early American Falls Power Plant image. Click for full size.
By Vintage Postcard
5. Early American Falls Power Plant
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 1, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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