Power for the Diggins

Power for the Diggins (HM3PU)

Location: Bishop, CA 93514 Inyo County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 14.884', W 118° 35.328'

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With the discovery of gold and silver in Nevada at Goldfield and Tonopah, the need for electric power for mining operations was fulfilled in September, 1905, by construction of a hydro-electric plant on Bishop Creek, which supplied 1,300 kilowatts of energy over a 113 mile long transmission line.

The Nevada Power, Mining & Milling Co. which built the project later became the Nevada-California Power Co., and four additional plants were built using the water from North, Sabrina, and South Lakes to supply power into Central Nevada and South to Rhyolite. In 1964, the projects were acquired by the Southern California Edison Co.

Dedicated June 25, 1988
Slim Princess Chapter 395
E Clampus Vitus
HM NumberHM3PU
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1988
Placed BySlim Princess Chapter 395, E Clampus Vitus
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 7:34pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 359090 N 4123574
Decimal Degrees37.24806667, -118.58880000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 14.884', W 118° 35.328'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 14' 53.04" N, 118° 35' 19.68" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10370-10378 CA-168, Bishop CA 93514, US
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