Highgrove Hydroelectric Plant

Highgrove Hydroelectric Plant (HMY7Y)

Location: Riverside, CA 92507 Riverside County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 0.702', W 117° 20.4'

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The first commercially significant hydroelectric plant in California, designed and built by Gustavus Olivio Newman, went into service here in 1888. Utilizing the flow of the Riverside Water Company Canal to produce about 225 kilowatts of power used for the arc light illumination of downtown streets in Riverside and Colton. The plant was destroyed by fire in 1915.
HM NumberHMY7Y
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series.
Marker Number24
Year Placed1991
Placed ByNative Sons and Daughters of the Golden West, #296, #241 and #299; Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus; and Riverside County Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 7:19pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 468605 N 3763505
Decimal Degrees34.01170000, -117.34000000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 0.702', W 117° 20.4'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 0' 42.12" N, 117° 20' 24.00" W
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Area Code(s)909, 951
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 551-559 Iowa Ave, Riverside CA 92507, US
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