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Power plants bring/brought electricity to Puget Sound | History File


Last updated 3/22/2023 at 12:28pm

Photo courtesy of Teresa A. Anderson

This is the building that produced electricity from Lake Tapps water that Tim Raetzloff's mother saw in 1924. It still exists on the East Valley Highway, but doesn't produce electricity. The penstocks have been removed; they were probably scrapped for the metal value.

My mother's parents lost their farm in the southeast corner of Montana, near Ridge, in 1924.

They packed up everything they could, like "The Beverly Hillbillies," and left everything they couldn't take, including their dog. They drove to the Puyal...

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