Dynamo Pond, A Little Known Piece of American History
Get outside with a little #MondayMotivation from these fall photos taken at Dynamo Pond and Green Creek!
Dynamo Pond was home to the first hydroelectric power plant in the Eastern Sierra, which supplied power for the mining camp at Bodie, now California’s most famous ghost town. Built in 1892, it was the first test of the theory that electricity could be transmitted over a distance– until then power was always generated on-site. The hydroelectric power was successfully carried across wires for 13 miles to Bodie proving the theory. They installed the power lines in a straight line, as at the time it was feared the electricity would not be able to turn corners!