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Electric Theme to a Park

Newhalem’s role in generating power was reflected in the local park.  It had a center section that had been designed to emphasize the position that electricity has in the town with the pillars supporting the roof frame and the frame … Continue reading

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Another Preserved Loco

Preserved locomotives seem to appear in a lot of towns in Washington and Newhalem was no exception.  This old steam locomotive seemed to be particularly well preserved given the rugged location it lives in for a good chunk of the … Continue reading

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Newhalem

Newhalem is a company town.  It seems to exist purely for Seattle City Light – I assume they are the operators of the three dams on the river with the associated power generation capacity.  The town doesn’t seem terribly large … Continue reading

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