Geek Fact for September 30th


In 1882, the world’s first hydroelectric power plant began operation on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Thomas Edison’s New York plant would use steam power to drive its generators whereas the Appleton plant used the natural energy of the Fox River.

Learn more at http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/gilded/jb_gilded_hydro_1.html.

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