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Fremont Powerhouse

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During the gold mining boom of the early 1900's, the Fremont Powerhouse at Olive Lake was constructed to provide power to the Red Boy gold mines. It was constructed in 1908 and produced electricity for the town of Granite until 1956.

Donated to the USFS in 1959, the powerhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located on Forest Rd 10 about 40 miles east of Dale.

Location: Olive Lake Oregon

Other History nearby:
(Baker City) Baker Heritage Museum
(Prairie City) Depot Park and DeWitt Museum
(Olive Lake) Fremont Powerhouse
(Canyon City) Grant County Historical Museum
(John Day) Kam Wah Chung & Company Museum
(Canyon City) Museum of Horse Drawn Vehicles


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