Week 19

Hopefully life will start getting back to normal….whatever that is. This week features a trip to the Electron Dam on the Puyallup river. The dam was built in 1904 to provide hydroelectric power to residents of the State of Washington. There is a small park near the dam, but sadly, you can only barely see the powerhouse from the park. Luckily, since I enjoy the play of nature and industry so much, there is a small fueling station and old equipment near the park.

Electron Dam Powerhouse
Electron Dam Powerhouse
Electron Dam Fuel Station
Electron Dam Fuel Station
Gasboy
Gasboy
Retired Valves
Retired Valves
Retired Hydrant
Retired Hydrant
Retired Gasboy
Retired Gasboy
Pipe fittings
Pipe fittings
Flow
Flow

As we left the area, we looked into the woods and saw an unexpected sight.

Forest Fireplace
Forest Fireplace

Would love to know the story behind this fireplace, the house it was in, and especially the carving in the face of the mantle.

4 Replies to “Week 19”

  1. Tim, your eye for a picture gets better and better. I particularly like the retired gas boy and the forest fireplace. I might have to do some research about that!

  2. I LOVE the forest fireplace! All the pictures are spectacular…I can see your dedication and interest in all you see. mom

  3. Have you found out anything about the fireplace, this reminds me of the piano in the park, I believe it’s in Seattle.

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