Popo Agie Power Historical

Popo Agie Power Historical (HM1T1M)

Location: Lander, WY 82520 Fremont County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 45.159', W 108° 48.3348242'

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In 1919 the Sinks Canyon Hydro Electric Company built a power plant in the canyon to provide electricity for Lander. A dam was built upstream of the Sinks. The dam diverted part of the Popo Agie River into a pipeline which carried the water to the stone power plant at the Rise. The water flow throught (sic) the plant's turbines generated 500 horsepower. Power lines carried electricity from the plant to Lander until 1955, when the plant was closed. Today the stone power plant is empty and the dam upstream is slowly eroding away.
HM NumberHM1T1M
Placed ByWyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources
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Date Added Thursday, July 14th, 2016 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12G E 679583 N 5264317
Decimal Degrees42.75265000, -108.80558040
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 45.159', W 108° 48.3348242'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 45' 9.54" N, 108° 48' 20.089452" W
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Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3113-3115 WY-131, Lander WY 82520, US
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