Snoqualmie Falls with Power Plant Number One - c. 1912


Snoqualmie Falls with Power Plant Number One

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On the back of our original hand-tinted photo is stamped "Colored by Mrs. McBain", so she definitely did the coloring. She may have also been the photographer, as she is listed as such in the Everett directory.

Above Snoqualmie Falls we can see Power Plant Number 1, whose turbines were located 275 feet below, blasted our of solid rock.This was the first major hydroelectric plant in Washington when it opened in 1898, and the first completely underground turbines anywhere.

The buildings seen here were recently replaced as part of major upgrades to Plants 1 and 2. The lodge on the left of the falls would not be built until 1919.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA1208
Photographer Addie L. McBain
Location Washington State
Subject Water and Power Projects, Waterfalls
Decade 1910s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Hand-tinted Print
Size of Original 7.8 x 13.2 inches
Photographer's Number No