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Shoshone Hydroelectric Plant Complex, 60111 U.S. Highway 6, Glenwood Springs, Garfield County, CO

Shoshone Hydroelectric Plant Complex, 60111 U.S. Highway 6, Glenwood Springs, Garfield County, CO



Significance: The Shoshone complex is significant for being one of the earliest hydroelectric plants on the Colorado River and one of the largest in the Rocky Mountain Region to depend upon the flow of a river for its source of power rather than on the stored water of a reservoir. It is also significant as a remarkable engineering accomplishment in terms of the physical difficulties of construction within Glenwood Canyon and the scale of the undertaking.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-5
Survey number: HAER CO-5
Building/structure dates: 1978 Initial Construction
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: NR



Historic American Engineering Record, creator


Glenwood Springs (Colo.)39.57463, -107.45224
Google Map of 39.5746263, -107.4522446


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