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By John R. Paulson,Erin E. Paulson

moment in dimension in basic terms to the big hydroelectric works at Niagara Falls, the Conowingo Dam around the Susquehanna River was once celebrated as a fantastic feat of contemporary engineering whilst it opened in 1928. The dam used to be equipped with spectacular pace and potency and accomplished on finances and sooner than time table, and its turbines got here online on the very crescendo of the Roaring Twenties, whilst the race towards electrification was once altering American existence. The hydro dams of the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Bonneville and Grand Coulee Dams within the Pacific Northwest, and the nice colossus of Hoover Dam have been all built within the subsequent twenty years, yet good-looking, indomitable Conowingo Dam preceded all of them and continues to be in potent operation to this very day.

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