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Power Boom Started Here

Article added 9/13/2017
Grand Junction Sentinel Not too many people realize it, but transmission of the first commercial high pressure alternating current electrical power was developed in the San Juan Mountains near...

Ames Station near Telluride, CO

Ames Hydroelectric Generating Plant

Landmark added 5/28/2015
The first commercial use of Tesla's alternating current system occurred here in 1891 .

The original armature from the generator used at the Ames Plant near Telluride, Colorado

The original armature from the generator used at the Ames Plant near Telluride, Colorado

Image added 3/1/2015
The original armature from the generator used at the Ames Plant near Telluride, Colorado.