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Fall 2005 Steven Noyes

Colorado : Telluride : Bridal Veil Falls

Ouray, CO

Bridal Veil Falls outside of Telluride, CO is a magnificent view and is also a very historic point as well. N. Tesla, the inventor of Radio (yes that IS true. He does hold the legal patents) and most importantly, the AC generator and motor teamed with Westinghouse (or actually the other-way around. Tesla had the know how and Westinghouse had the $$$) to provide power to the Smuggler-Union Mine in 1904.

Of note, there is a still operational hydro generator outside of Telluride that was the first AC generator to provide commercial power in the entire world. Also a Tesla design it al allowed the small town of Telluride to be the first "wired' town inthe world to provide lights for houses using AC power. WOW!!

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Antje Schulte01-Feb-2006 15:21
Wow! Stunning image. I especially like the weather you captured here, there aren't so many "bad weather" shots around. Interesting facts about that place too, thank you for that! :-)