Thursday, September 08, 2005

CA Historical Landmark #633-2

Old Folsom Powerhouse
Sacramento Station A
California State Historical Landmark #633-2

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This landmark is located at the northeast corner of 6th and H Streets in Sacramento, California. There are 57 other California State Historical Landmarks in Sacramento County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° 35.034 W 121° 29.874.

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The first distribution point of electricity for a major city, Station A was constructed in 1894. Built by the Sacramento Electric Power and Light Company to receive power generated from Folsom Powerhouse. The first transmission of electricity was on July 13, 1895. This power distribution network resulted in the first overhead wire streetcar system in the Central Valley.

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