Possibly the first hydro-electric power in North America?
The Westinghouse generator here sits in place of the original 1879
dynamo. Photo from www.dolgeville.info
New York was known as Brockett's Bridge when manufacturing started
there in 1875. Alfred Dolge was born in Germany (Saxony) in 1848,
he came to Dolgeville as an investor and ran factories there. Most
of his workers were German immigrants. He paid for the installation
of a pre-Edison dynamo run by water power. More must be done to
investigate this history. We will visit Dolgeville and find the
evidence later this year.