An exterior view of the Lykens Power Plant of the Lykens Valley Coal Company, Short Mountain Colliery, Bear Gap, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, as it was under construction in 1920. The photo looks east and was taken from Short Mountain. Only one of the two chimneys, the west chimney, is shown.
The power plant was constructed to save money on power generation and when completed provided a cheaper and more efficient form of power for the colliery. In addition, surplus electricity was provided to the Williamstown collieries, and for Lykens Borough and the town of Wiconisco.
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