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CO Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-11-04 12:02 PM
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11. It Depends Where You Live
Edited on Mon Oct-11-04 12:03 PM by CO Liberal
The cities got electricity back in the 1880s and 1890s, but many smaller towns did not get it until the Rural Electrification Act (REA) in FDR's New Deal brought electricity to Rural America.

And even then, not all places were electrified. For example, my grandparents had a farm outside Vineland, NJ. I remember them using kerosene lamps when I visited as a small child. They didn't get electricity until 1956, when I was four.
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