E.J. Stoneman Station time capsule reveal
The Village of Cassville, Wis., will be hosting a public revealing of the contents of a time capsule recently discovered during the dismantling of the E.J. Stoneman Generating Station, formerly owned by Dairyland Power Cooperative. The ceremony will be held at the Riverside Park shelter near the site of the plant on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 3:30 p.m.
(Photo, courtesy of the Village of Cassville: Setting of the time capsule, 1950.)
The plant was dedicated in 1951 as the E.J. Stoneman Station, named after Dairyland’s first Board President, Earl J. Stoneman. Dairyland sold the plant in the mid-1990s, but resumed purchasing power from the plant after it was converted to a biomass woodburning unit by DTE Energy in 2010.
The E.J. Stoneman Generating Station was officially retired in 2015. DTE Energy Power & Industrial contracted with North American Dismantling Corporation for the demolition of the facility, which is expected to conclude by the end of 2019.