Pelton Wheel Trek includes tour of Colgate Powerhouse and Bullard’s Bar Dam
September 11, 2013
The Camptonville Historical Society will hold its third car trek on Saturday, Sept. 21, to learn about Pelton's waterwheel and the local history of electric power generation. Lester Pelton was living in Camptonville when he invented the Pelton water wheel.
The trek begins at the Masonic Lodge, 15333 Cleveland Ave., in Camptonville. Historian Dale Johnson will present a pictorial depiction of the development of electric power. The group will then travel to the Colgate Powerhouse for a tour. A lunch break at Bullard's Bar Dam will take place prior to touring the base of the dam and going inside the 635-foot-high structure.
The trek begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes at 3:30 p.m. The cost is $12 for members and $16 for nonmembers. Bring a bag lunch. Call Carolyn Mumm at 530-288-3424 to reserve a space or just show up. The Bear Yuba Land Trust will offer the same trek on Sept. 15.
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