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Standard Mill

Standard Mill

Bodie was the first town to operate an electric stamp mill using (A.C.) over long distance power lines! There were a few other electric stamp mills, but all of those would generate the electricity either inside, or very near the mill. The power generated for the Standard Mill started at 3500 volts at Green Creek, and by the time it got to Bodie it was at about 3000 volts, then it was reduced by a Tesla transformer to 440 volts.
A huge party was thrown that night and everyone celebrated this new technology and the further success of Bodie.

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