Sunday, July 5, 2009

Dynamo Pond

A little history on the area...Dynamo Pond was built in 1892. It was the first hydroelectric power plant in the eastern Sierra to supply power to Bodie, a then very famous gold mining town 13 miles away. This was the first time electricity was transmitted any distance. News of this engineering breakthrough spread clear around the world and the engineers soon received request to build similar hydro plants from far away as Australia. Today it is a beautiful little pond. The kids had a great time exploring the area. They had fun trying to catch a gardener snake, butterflies and fish. Davin was successful in catching a butterfly. We enjoyed walking along the river bank. It was very peaceful and serene. What another great day !