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For 57 years, the Folsom Powerhouse supplied electricity to the Sacramento Valley by harnessing the power of the American River. When the experiment with transmitting power long distance succeeded in 1895, the people celebrated by having "The Great Electric Carnival."
The Folsom Powerhouse was shut down in 1952, but the vestiges of its use are still available through historic photos and interpretive exhibits that explain how things worked. Along with touring the powerhouse, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, visitors can also explore a restored blacksmith's shop and a bookstore.
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