The Nevada-California Light
and Power Company
The following is a report obtained from and Ores and Metals journal dated April5, 1907. It tells
of the progress of the electrical service to Rhyolite, Nevada. The picture below is of the headgate of Nevada Power
Company in Bishop, California.
Article from Ores and Metals
April 5, 1907
WIRES TO THE BULLFROG MINES.
Electric power will be delivered within next month.
The Nevada-California Light and Power Company will have its power into the Bullfrog district
within the next thirty days. Already a gang of men is at work stringing wires throughout the business section of
Rhyolite, while another gang is at work installing the transformers and erecting the station on the side of Bonanza
Mountain from which the distribution through the district will be made.
The power which the Nevada company furnished comes from Bishop Creek in the Sierra Nevada
Mountains, from which the Los Angeles city fathers have arranged to furnish water and power to the southern
California towns north of San Diego and south of Santa Barbara.
The company will be able to supply all the mines in the Bullfrog and Echo Lee districts with
power, and when the demand for water increases beyond the present supply it is probable that the water from which
the company is obtaining its power will be piped through a three-hundred-mile section of Nevada.
The Nevada company already is supplying Tonopah, Goldfield and Manhattan with electric lights
Headgate of Nevada Power Company - Bishop, California.