Telluride’s Game Changing Initiatives

On June 19, 1891, Lucien L. Nunn threw a switch to put the Ames Hydroelectric Generating Plant online to power his Gold King Mine, marking the world’s first commercial transmission of hightension, AC current for industrial use over a long distance. The momentous event, a historic collaboration between Nunn, George Westinghouse and former Edison engineer Nikola Tesla, surged with the hopefulness of...

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