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The story of Wisconsin's first electric light.

First light and power plant was built in Wisconsin


The first commercial light and power plant in the nation was located in Appleton. Opened in August 1882, the plant served a handful of homes and nearby paper mills. This article looks at some of the attempts to improve lighting conditions through the centuries.

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Related Topics: Industrialization and Urbanization
The Introduction of Electrical Power
Creator: Lowater, Donald
Pub Data: Wisconsin State Journal, 14 December 1924.
Citation: Lowater, Donald. "First light and power plant was built in Wisconsin." Wisconsin State Journal (14 December 1924). Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=780; Visited on: 4/17/2014
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