Hydro Power

In 1891, a lack of timber fuel threatened mining operations in Telluride. Cue L.L. Nunn. This Colorado pioneer financed Ames Hydroelectric Generating Plant, the first in the world to generate alternating current electric power for industrial application. Thanks to this, Telluride’s Gold King Mine remained open and hydroelectric plants soon popped up across the United States and the world.

 

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