Friday, January 9, 2015

Highway 49--Gold Rush Country: Nevada City: Miners Foundry Cultural Center


Miners Foundry Cultural Center  325 Spring St., (530) 265-5040.  This building dates back to 1856, when it made metal parts for local mines.

Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City, California


small Pelton Wheel Miners at Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City, California
small Pelton Wheel


In 1879, it made the world’s first Pelton Wheel--a local invention that revolutionized hydroelectric power production.  The foundry ceased operation in 1965.  A self-guided tour explains many historical artifact displays and exhibits.  Today this structure is used as a venue for special events, which are scheduled regularly.


More things to do in Nevada City.

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More ideas for exploring Northern California. 

images ©2015 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

 

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