The World’s First Nuclear Power Plant

On December 20, 1951, Experimental Breeder Reactor-1 became the first power plant in the world to produce usable electricity using atomic energy.  Located between Idaho Falls and Arco, Idaho, the facility was declared a National Historic Landmark by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Control Console

Control Room

Steam Turbine

Generator

 

Bullwinkle

Ms. Moose and family made an appearance today.  They hung out in and next to the river about 200 yard down stream.

mama moose

mama moose

moose family

moose family

Sunshine

The sun finally came out today and warmed things up.  We’ve had intermittent drizzle for the past several days, also it’s been cold.  I’ve just been hanging around in the house doing a whole lot of nothing.

Grangeville, Idaho

Been in Grangeville for a couple of days.  Although it is in the largest county by size in Idaho, most of it is is taken up by two national forests and an Indian reservation.  The main industry here is farming.  Although it has rained the last two days, I did manage to get out and explore some of the area.  Found the remains of the small community of Denver, just 3 miles from where I’m staying.  All that’s left is a cemetery and the remains of a flour mill.

Old flour mill, Denver, Id.

Old flour mill, Denver, Id.

Denver Cemetery

Denver Cemetery

There were several WWI veterans grave in the cemetery, but none from WWII or more recent wars.

Died in France.

Died in France.

WWI veteran

WWI veteran

WWI veteran

WWI veteran

 

Airplanes

Spent some time at the Warhawks Air Museum in Nampa, Idaho.  All the planes had been very well restored with some still in flying condition.  They have all been kept indoors since restoration which maintains their beauty.

Curtis P-40E in French Air Force colors.

Curtis P-40E in French Air Force colors.

Curtis P-40E in French Air Force colors.

Curtis P-40E in French Air Force colors.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MIG-21

Mikoyan-Gurevich MIG-21

Mikoyan-Gurevich MIG-21

Mikoyan-Gurevich MIG-21

North American F-86E Sabre

North American F-86E Sabre

North American F-86E Sabre

North American F-86E Sabre

Cessna L-19 Bird Dog

Cessna L-19 Bird Dog

Cessna L-19 Bird Dog

Cessna L-19 Bird Dog

North American P-51C Mustang

North American P-51C Mustang

North American P-51C Mustang

North American P-51C Mustang