Steve Hubbard | 2012 | 31 min.
2014 Official Selection
One hundred forty years ago, in a tiny gold mining camp in the Sierra Nevada mountains, a tinsmith and tinkerer invented a new type of water wheel that revolutionized the way power is produced from water. His invention is still in use today. While the name of Lester Pelton may nearly have been forgotten by history like countless other Forty Niners, his legacy lives on in hydroelectric power plants around the world.