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First electric light plant, Golden Valley, N.D.
First electric light plant, Golden Valley, N.D.
TitleFirst electric light plant, Golden Valley, N.D.
Date of Originalbetween 1910 and 1920?
DescriptionThis photograph features the first electric light plant in Golden Valley, N.D. It is a wooden building with stairs leading to the porch on the second level. The building has windows and a brick chimney. At left, notice the tall smoke stack. Two automobiles are parked near the plant. Several people are visible in this photograph as well.
General SubjectPeople
City & Town Life
Subject (LCTGM)Automobiles
Power plants
Wooden buildings
Personal NameBauer, John
Loeffelbein, Lydia
LocationGolden Valley (N.D.)
Mercer County (N.D.)
Item NumberMH-01
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original25.5 x 31 cm.
Transcription"John Bauer - standing beside the "convertible" (suspenders over black shirt) operated - the first Electric light plant in Golden Valley John's wife was Lydia Loeffelbein? - sister to George Loeffelbein - of Zap - They later moved to Oregon - This photo - is in the latest Golden Valley - History Book Compiled by Malvin Miller a few years ago"
"The tall smoke stack seems to be where the generating plant was housed"
"The children of George Loeffelbein want the Mercer Co Historical Society to have this photo as its part of your history.
Irene Loeffelbein, Halliday"
"Dale Bauer of Golden Valley is also a relative of Johns - nephew I would guess. Give him a call for more info."
"Wow aren't these cars neat?"--Handwritten on label on back of photograph.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Repository InstitutionMercer County Historical Society
Credit LineMercer County Historical Society (MH-01)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Ordering InformationMercer County Historical Society Attn: Leilani Meyhoff, Secretary 108 7th St. NE P.O. Box 1134 Beulah, N.D. 58523 (701) 873-5070
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdmMH01
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