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FIRST - Wisconsin farm with rural electrical power
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
N 43° 20.580 W 090° 30.236
15T E 702318 N 4801931
Quick Description: This farm was the first in Wisconsin to obtain central station electric power from a rural electric cooperative
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 8/10/2007 12:20:15 PM
Waymark Code: WM1ZN3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Super_Nate
Views: 14

Long Description:
Text from the marker:
“This farm was the first in Wisconsin to obtain central station electric power from a rural electric cooperative. The farm home was constructed and wired for electric service by James Hanold in 1917. The Richland Cooperative Electric Association, Incorporated January 8, 1936, energized the first section of its rural electric system built into this area and connected this farm to its lines on May 7, 1937.

Loan funds, available to all electric power suppliers to aid in electrifying rural America, were obtained from the Rural Electrification Administration, created by executive order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt May 11, 1935, and continued as an agency of our federal government by Act of Congress May 20, 1936."
FIRST - Classification Variable: Item or Event

Date of FIRST: 05/07/1937

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