Tour: Swan Falls
Saturday, May 9, 2020, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Swan Falls Dam, Murphy, ID 83650
The Swan Falls Museum is located within the historic powerhouse which is a result of four phases of construction between 1900 and 1913. The powerhouse was decommissioned after the new plant was completed and came on-line in 1994. To mitigate decommissioning of the historic plant, the structure of the historic powerhouse was retained as well as some of the original power-generation equipment. Additionally, interpretive displays were developed that primarily highlight the difference between constructing such a facility in 1900 and 1994. The tour will include information on the local geology that made it a good location for the construction of a hydroelectric project, history of the of the project, and the early development of hydro power in the region/country. The tour takes about 1 to 1.5 hours. Depending on time constraints, the tour may include a look at the nearby Swan Falls Boardinghouse (built in 1901) that housed company workers into the 1960s. The project area also features a park with a group shelter, numerous picnic tables, and public restrooms.

 

Tour guide: Tyrone Corn, Idaho Power Archaeologist

 

 

PRICING:

$15 City Club Member price

$20 Non-member price

 

Plenty of parking near the restroom, which is also the place to meet and kick off the tour.

 

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City Club thanks our Premier Sponsor, Northwest Nazarene University and the NNU School of Business and our Annual sponsor, St. Luke's Health Systems.