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Appleton in Outagamie County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First Edison Hyrdoelectric System in America

 
 
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By Keith L, July 4, 2009
1. First Edison Hyrdoelectric System in America Marker
Inscription. On this site November 25, 1882 the Appleton Edison Light Co. began operating the first Edison Hyrdoelectric System in America.

Plaque donated to Outagamie County Historical Society by the family of Harold F. Parish November, 1979
 
Erected 1979 by the family of Harold F. Parish.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 44° 15.47′ N, 88° 23.836′ W. Marker is in Appleton, Wisconsin, in Outagamie County. Marker can be reached from South Lawe Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The plaque is located on South Vulcan Street, north of East South Island Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 530 South Vulcan Street, Appleton WI 54915, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vulcan Street Plant Replica (here, next to this marker); 9-11 Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Merging of Milwaukee-Downer and Lawrence Colleges (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lawrence University (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Commercially Successful Electric Street Railway
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By Keith L, July 4, 2009
2. First Edison Hyrdoelectric System in America Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Hearthstone (approx. 0.9 miles away); Number 736 (approx. one mile away); Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Bridge (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Appleton.
 
Regarding First Edison Hyrdoelectric System in America. After a fire destroyed the central station, a replica was constructed at the current Lawe Street location preserving all of the building's original features. This building is currently located near its original location at the south end of the Lawe Street Bridge.
There are plans to relocate the replica to a new home in Vulcan Heritage Park, which is situated right across from the original Vulcan Plant.
 
Also see . . .
1. World's First Hydroelectric Central Station. Original marker at this location. (Submitted on July 16, 2009.) 

2. Vulcan Street Power Plant. "The present site is an exact replica of the original plant... The exterior is available and accessible at all times." (Submitted on July 16, 2009.) 
 
Additional keywords. Vulcan Street Plant; Mechanical Engineering Landmark #29
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
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By Keith L, July 4, 2009
3. First Edison Hyrdoelectric System in America
Plaques on Building image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 4, 2009
4. Plaques on Building
Water Power Turbine Informational Sign image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 4, 2009
5. Water Power Turbine Informational Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 877 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 16, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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