Pacific Gas and Electric Company

The Nevada “Rome” Powerhouse – The Birthplace Of The Pacific Gas And Electric Company

The Nevada “Rome” Powerhouse, which was the also Pelton Wheel Manufacturing Site, was utilized for producing power for the gold mining efforts. The Nevada Powerhouse is deemed to be the birthplace of the company Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a company which did not go by that name until 1905.

The Lincoln Memorial

1914 – The Groundbreaking Of The Lincoln Memorial

On February 12, 1914, the same day as Lincoln’s birthday in Hardin County, Kentucky in 1809, construction of the Lincoln Memorial was began after the groundbreaking was held. A year later, on the same day, the cornerstone of the memorial was placed. By May 1915, the sub-foundation and the foundation of the memorial, which lay on drained and filled land, was completed.

Lodi, California

The Founding Of Lodi, California

Mokelumne, California was founded when the Central Pacific Railroad chose the site for a station on its new route. The town consisted of a store/post office building, a hotel, and the station. In the spring of 1870, people from neighboring towns moved to Mokelumne until, by October, there were 56 residences. Eventually, Mokelumne was renamed to the shorter name of Lodi. Downtown Lodi has what is called the “Lodi Arch”.