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The World's First Hydroelectric Power Plant Began Operation


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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