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"I don't remember the year. But I remember very, very well the day, the moment that we switched the light on. And it went on. Just a bare bulb in the ceiling, but that was a moment that I still remember.
     Question: "Why? Explain what you were feeling."
     "It was, it just changed the atmosphere of the house. We had light that we could turn on. And, of course then a lot of other things happened after that. We got an electric refrigerator. Up to that time we didn't have such a thing."

Stan Jensen on Getting Electricity

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Pests Thrive In Dry Climate
Hybrid Corn
Crop Yeilds
All in the Same Boat
Working for the WPA
Growing Up Poor
Radio, Isolation and Entertainment
The Amenities of Home
Ethnic Communities
Keeping the Dust Out