Learn more about the history of Spokane Falls and see them for yourself by taking a scenic Skyride.
In 1974, Spokane hosted Exposition '74, "The World's Fair". In preparation for Expo '74, the Spokane River was cleaned up, the rail yards were removed, and the Great Northern Railroad Depot on Havermale Island was demolished. Our Clocktower is all that remains of the 1902 depot. [http://www.spokaneriverfrontpark.com/content.php?id=122]
Anderson was born in Plattsburgh, New York, but considered Spokane, Washington, to be his hometown. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_P._Anderson]
The falls consists of an Upper Falls and a Lower Falls. The Upper Falls is the site of the Upper Falls Dam, a diversion dam constructed in 1920 that directs the water into the Upper Falls intake on the south channel of the Spokane River. The Upper Falls Power Plant incorporates a Francis turbine capable of generating 10 MW.
The Lower Falls is the site of a second diversion dam, the Monroe Street Dam. Completed in 1890, it was the first dam built on the Spokane River and is currently the longest-running hydroelectric generation facility in Washington State. Its Kaplan turbine has a generating capacity of 14.82 MW. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spokane_Falls]
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