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"Well, there was such a big area that I realized it wasn't that easy to put it [a rural electrical system] in as it was back home [in Denmark] where the farms were close together. Here there was a long ways between [each farm]. But oh, my husband worked so hard to go out and get people to sign up that they would take – Because some of them weren't sure that they would take that. And then, well, it was going to cost them $3.50 a month and they weren't sure they were going to do that. And he had to talk them into how wonderful it would be if we could get the rural electrification out in our area. And he just worked so hard to get people to sign up so that they knew they had enough people to use it so that they could put it through."

Carla Due on the Local Politics of REA

   

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The Stock Market Crash
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The Eggs & Cream Economy
The World Economy
CCC
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Surviving the Tornado
The Radio
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Dating
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Prohibition
Immigrating to Nebraska
Learning English
Carla's Trip to Nebraska
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