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Title
Hydroelectric power plant at Big Bend on the Feather River
Contributor
Richardson, Fred
Date Created and/or Issued
May 28, 1909
Publication Information
Meriam Library Special Collections Department, California State University, Chico
Contributing Institution
California State University, Chico
Collection
Northeastern California Historical Photograph Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Photograph shows hydroelectric power plant. On left is railroad track from the construction of the Western Pacific railroad through the Feather River Valley. Note: 'Great Western Power's initial undertaking was the construction of a powerhouse at Big Bend, 65 miles below the reservoir site at Big Meadows. At Big Bend, the Feather River sweeps in a wide 12-mile horseshoe arc, with the two points of the arc close together. It was an ideal site for the driving of a diversion tunnel to connect the two extremes, the Big Bend property and,.. constructed a powerhouse which for some time was the largest hydro project west of the Mississippi' -- from California Stored with Many Blessings fit For the Use of Man Black, James, 1948, pg. 48.
Type
Image
Format
105 x 165 mm.
Identifier
sc19821
http://archives.csuchico.edu/cdm/ref/collection/coll11/id/1893
Subject
Western Pacific Railroad Company
Great Western Power Company
Railroad engineering
Hydroelectric power plants--California--Feather River
Place
Feather River (Calif.)
Source
sc19821.tif
Relation
under review
Northeastern California Historic Photograph Collection

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