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An electrification cooperative in Westby, 1942

Westby, Wisconsin, Rural Electrification Cooperative


The Rural Electrification Administration (REA) was created in 1935 to administer loans for electrification and telephone services in rural areas. Providing long-term, self-liquidating loans to state and local governments, to farmers' cooperatives, and to nonprofit organizations, the REA sought to provide farms with inexpensive electric lighting and power. These images are of the REA cooperative located in Westby, Vernon County, Wisconsin.

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Related Topics: Industrialization and Urbanization
The Introduction of Electrical Power
Creator: Rothstein, Arthur
Pub Data: August 1942?.
Citation: Rothstein, Arthur. Westby, Wisconsin, Rural Electrification Cooperative. August 1942; Online facsimile at:  http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/b?ammem/fsaall:LC-USW3-006444
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