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With Niagara Falls Power Plant in 1895,
Tesla and Westinghouse started a revolution that electrified the world

Above: The first hydro-electric power plant built by Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse in 1895.  These Power Plants started the electrification of the world.

Above: The nameplate from one of the ten two-phase generators at the Adams Power Station (found at the Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade).  The nameplate bears a list of applied patents - out of a total of thirteen, nine patents belong to Nikola Tesla -  Westinghouse Electric Manufacturing Company.

Above: Niagara Falls.  Goat Island is located between the two waterfalls (American and Canadian).  Tesla's other Monument (above) is located on Goat Island, this monument was the gift of Yugoslavia to the United States, 1976. The monument on Goat Island was the work of famous Croatian sculptor Krsinic.   

Above: Niagara Falls.


"Someday I'll harness that power!"
Tesla, as a young boy looking at a picture of Niagara Falls

Above: The brook close to Tesla's house where Tesla use to play as a child, where he came upon his first scientific ideas.  Photo from the restored Nikola Tesla Memorial Center, July 10th, 2006, Smiljan, Lika, Croatia.

Above: Tesla's restored house and a Tesla Monument in front of his birth house.  Photo from the restored Nikola Tesla Memorial Center, July 10th, 2006, Smiljan, Lika, Croatia.


Above: Niagara River from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie.  This picture was taken from "Niagara Falls: Nature's Wonder" by Leonard Everett Fisher.

Above:  George Westinghouse and Nikola Tesla.  Seeking to make long distance electric power transmission a reality, they combined their skills, their genius and their belief in a new technology ... alternating current.  Together they started a revolution that electrified the world.  A Perfect Partnership.

Above:  "Someday I'll harness that power!" - Tesla as a young boy looking at a picture of Niagara Falls, said about Niagara Falls' water power, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.


The Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 was the first victory of Tesla's Alternating Current Electricity over Edison's Direct Current Electricity



Above: World Columbian Exposition Stamp commemorating the Columbia Exposition of 1893.

"Among monuments making the progress of civilization throughout the ages, the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 will ever stand conspicuous.  Gathered here are the forces which move humanity and make history, the ever-shifting powers that fit new thoughts to new conditions, and shape the destinies of mankind. .. Obviously, a gathering like this of man and things from every quarter, each country contributing of its best, must promote intellectual activity and physical energy, and accelerate progress in all its departments. .. the success of this exposition, its financial success, its success as an artistic and spectacular display, and as a display of industrial products and mechanical inventions quickly led to others, each surpassing its predecessor in magnitude, and for the most part in the character of its exhibits"

(The Book of the Fair, 1894, Page 1)

The following are posters on the Columbian Exposition 1893, in Chicago, taken from "Tribute to Nikola Tesla":

Poster 1: Grand Basin from administration tower

Poster 2: Photo of Christopher Columbus

Poster 3: Landing of Columbus at the West Indies, 1492

Poster 4: Silver Statue of Columbus

Poster 5: Tesla Polyphase System

Poster 6: The Ferris Wheel

Poster 7: A night view of the Administration at the head of the basin

Poster 8: The Administration Plaza

Poster 9: Electricity Building, outside and inside

Poster 10: Westinghouse exhibit in the electricity building

Poster 11: Nikola Tesla's personal exhibit at the exposition

Poster 12: Machinery Hall

Poster 13: Agricultural Hall

Poster 14: The Edison Electric Tower

Poster 15: Columbus and his egg