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Generator at the Fries Power Station

Generator at the Fries Power Station

According to a booklet written by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, this photograph shows managers and operating personnel standing in the doorway of the Fries Power Station. The hydroelectric generation station was begun by Henry Elias Fries and put into operation by the Fries Manufacturing and Power Company in 1898. The station, located on the Yadkin River in Forsyth County, supplied the towns of Salem and Winston with power for their mills, factories, street lighting, and electric railway.

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