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Middle Creek Hydroelectric Dam, On Middle Creek, West of U.S. Route 15, 3 miles South of Selinsgrove, Selinsgrove, Snyder County, PA

Middle Creek Hydroelectric Dam, On Middle Creek, West of U.S. Route 15, 3 miles South of Selinsgrove, Selinsgrove, Snyder County, PA

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Summary

Significance: The Middle Creek Hydroelectric Dam is a significant example of a timber crib dam and small electric generating station, that is typical of early rural electrification in America. Locally it was a major component of a conscious plan to modernize and promote a rather depressed county in Pennsylvania. After a period of disuse, it was revived and remained an active hydroelectric site until 1991.
Survey number: HAER PA-220
Building/structure dates: 1906 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1936 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1983 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1983 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Darlington, F W
Shatzer, E F
Pennsylvania Fish Commission
Pennsylvania Power & Light Company
American Hydro Power Company
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Middlecreek Electric Company
Wagenseller, George W
E. Morgan Smith Company
Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company
Northumberland County Gas & Electric Company
Musser, Mark
Martin Jay Rosenblum & Associates, contractor
Pennsylvania Fish Commission, sponsor
Reinberger, Mark, historian
Eisenman, George A, photographer
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Location

Selinsgrove (Pa.)40.79897, -76.86219
Google Map of 40.7989735, -76.8621935
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