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Centerville Hydroelectric System, Powerhouse, Butte Creek, Centerville, Butte County, CA

Centerville Hydroelectric System, Powerhouse, Butte Creek, Centerville, Butte County, CA

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Summary

Significance: The Centerville installation of the Francis turbine generation unit in 1907 was only the fifth Francis turbine installed on the Pacific Coast, and the first relatively high head turbine installed in the west, representing an innovative approach to long distance, high-voltage transmission. The success of the Centerville project encouraged further high head turbine installations throughout California and contributed significantly to the development and expansion of hydroelectric power generation throughout the nation.
Survey number: HAER CA-127-A
Building/structure dates: 1907 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1914 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Baum, Frank G
Pfau, Arnold
Jollyman, Josiah P
Wise, James H
Maul, David, transmitter
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Location

butte county39.78734, -121.65339
Google Map of 39.787342, -121.653389
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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