Embracing Our Military

Arsenal History Minute | Telodynamic Power system of RIA Ars

Special | 59s

The Rock Island Arsenal has always needed energy to utilize shops to their full potential. However, in the 1870’s electrical power was not an option and another technique had to be implemented. Hydropower from the Mississippi River would be the answer. The 3rd Commander of the Arsenal Major Daniel Flagler built a system that had not previously been used in the United States.

Aired: 05/15/15

Rating: NR

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