"Experiments with Alternate Currents of Very High Frequency and Their Application to Methods of Artificial Illumination" lecture is given before the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (now the IEEE) at Columbia University in New York.
Nikola Tesla Timeline
Tesla's Lecture Before AIEE
Telluride Power Station Online
L.L. Nunn, a Colorado lawyer and manager of the Gold King Mine, signed a contract with Westinghouse to install the Tesla A.C. power system. The plan was to harness a river below the mine and replace the costly coal powered steam generators. This facility became known as the Ames Power Plant and was the first power station in the world to transmit alternating current at high voltage for power purposes, for a long distance.
Tesla's American Citizenship
Tesla becomes an American citizen. He often told friends that he valued this citizenship more than any scientific honors he'd received.