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City Council Tours Northstar Powerhouse Museum

The Grass Valley City Council is going on a little field trip. All five members of the council along with representatives of the Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce are touring the Northstar Mine Powerhouse and Pelton Wheel Museum this evening (Tuesday). The trip was organized by council member Ben Aguilar, who says a lot of people don’t even know the museum is there…

Listen to Ben Aguilar 1

Besides housing the world’s largest Pelton wheel for its time in the late 18-hundreds, Aguilar says there’s plenty of other stuff to check out…

Listen to Ben Aguilar 2

The museum is located at 10933 Allison Ranch Road, and is open Tuesday through Sunday during the summer, and by appointment only during the winter starting November 1. Aguilar says one of his reasons for wanting to be on the city council was to help promote tourism.

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