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The World's First Hydroelectric Power Plant Began Operation


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Dam across river in Appleton, Wisconsin

The dam across Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin, the site of the first hydroelectric power plant in the world

CREDIT: “Dam across river, Appleton, Wis.,” 1880-1889. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Reproduction Number LC-D4-4783 DLC.



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