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Farad powerhouse
The Farad Hydroelectric Plant after the 1966 Truckee earthquake

Farad is a former settlement in Nevada County, California. Farad is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad, 1 mile (1.6 km) south-southwest of Mystic. The Truckee River crosses Farad halfway between Truckee, CA and Reno, NV.

The Farad Hydroelectric Plant was built alongside the Truckee River at 39°25′11″N 120°01′55″W / 39.4196304°N 120.0318647°W / 39.4196304; -120.0318647 by the Sierra Pacific Power Company in 1899.

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