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Nevada City in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Pelton Water Wheel

 
 
Pelton Water Wheel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, October 12, 2010
1. Pelton Water Wheel Marker
Inscription. In continuous use PG&E Drum Power House No. 4, 1928-1987. Produced 18,000 HP at 257 RPM and enough electrical power for 16,000 households. 12 ft. diameter, weight 15 tons. Built in San Francisco by Pelton Company. A constitutional bicentennial gift to Nevada City by Pacific Gas and Electric.

Dedicated September 17, 1987 by Nevada City Constitutional Commission and Wm. Bull Meek--Wm Morris Stewart
No. 10 E Clampus Vitus
 
Erected 1987 by Nevada City Constitutional Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 15.769′ N, 121° 1.013′ W. Marker is in Nevada City, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on Union Alley, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nevada City CA 95959, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Five Stamp Mill (a few steps from this marker); Robinson Plaza (a few steps from this marker); South Yuba Canal Office (a few steps from this marker); Site of the Original Ott Assay Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Wells Fargo Building

Pelton Water Wheel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, October 12, 2010
2. Pelton Water Wheel Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Shaft Drill Core (within shouting distance of this marker); Nevada City, The “Queen City of the Northern Mines” (within shouting distance of this marker); Nevada Hose Co. No. 1 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nevada City.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Pelton Water Wheel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, October 12, 2010
3. Pelton Water Wheel Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2010, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 733 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 22, 2010, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.
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