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HAL to hear about Tesla at October meeting


Mon, Oct 9th 2017 11:15 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston's October program is "Construction of the Edward Dean Adams Power Plant." The event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston.
Historian Dan Davis from the Tesla at Niagara Museum will present a PowerPoint presentation on the construction of the Edward Dean Adams power plant - from the digging of the tunnel to the completion of Power House No. 2.
Davis will bring guests back to Aug. 26, 1895, when the Edward Dean Adams power plant came online. It was an electrical marvel of the world that set the standard for electrical power generation as it is today. However, it would not be until midnight Nov. 15, 1896, that Tesla's polyphase system "lit up" Buffalo. Construction of the plant would continue, expanding Power House No. 1 and the transformer house, and adding a second power house until there were 20 generators developing 100,000 horsepower by 1904.
Davis is a former millwright and plant maintenance consultant. He is currently the treasurer of Tesla at Niagara Museum, a 501 (c)(3), whose mission is to create a museum in Niagara Falls honoring Nikola Tesla and his role in the history of the world's first comprehensive, long-distance AC power station.
This community event is free and open to all, and refreshments will be served.

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