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Rural Electrification


1888

Electricity generate from natural gas brought streetlights to Parkersburg

Other events that happened on or around 1888

May 11, 1935

President Franklin Roosevelt created the Rural Electrification Administration under the New Deal

1937

The Harrison Rural Electrification Association was established

Other events that happened on or around 1937

1940

A demonstration site for farm electrification was built at the Jackson's Mill state 4-H camp

Other events that happened on or around 1940

1954

The Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative purchased Hardy County Power and Light

Other events that happened on or around 1954

1989

The Harrison Rural Electrification Association had 4,713 customers

Other events that happened on or around 1989

1994

The Rural Electrification Administration was abolished

Other events that happened on or around 1994

2005

The Harrison Rural Electrification Association served 5,500 customers

Other events that happened on or around 2005


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