Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park


Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park
9980 Greenback Ln.
Sacramento, CA 95630
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The Folsom Powerhouse is part of a colorful chapter of Sacramento history and is also an example of the tremendous advance in the commercial application of electricity. H.P. Livermore realized that the water of the American River could turn generators for electricity in Sacramento, 22 miles downstream. With his partners, Livermore built the powerhouse, which still looks much as it did in 1896.