Near Cottonwood Heights in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Stairs Hydroelectric Power Plant
During the late nineteenth century, a combination of technological developments, capitalist enterprise, and economic demands led to the creation of Utah’s hydroelectric power industry. Small utility companies around the state built water power plants to generate electricity, mostly for streetcar systems, mines, and other industries. Cities and small towns also consumed power for municipal, commercial, and domestic use. By the early twentieth century, a merger and consolidation movement among Utah's utilities culminated in the formation of the Utah Power & Light Company (UP&L). In 1989, UP&L merged with PacifiCorp, an Oregon corporation, which continues to operate the Stairs Project.
Erected 1995 by Utah State Historical Society.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salt Lake City UT 84121, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Temple Granite Quarry (approx. 3.7 miles away); Temple Stone Quarry (approx. 3.7 miles away); Granite Settlement (approx. 4.4 miles away); Legacy of the Black Pioneer (approx. 6.4 miles away); St. Mark’s / Westminster School of Nursing (approx. 6.9 miles away); Mingo Smelter (approx. 7˝ miles away); Calder's Park (approx. 8.6 miles away); The Old Sugar House (approx. 9 miles away).
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels •
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