Lighting Up Rural New Hampshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 43° 14.315 W 072° 12.614
18T E 726513 N 4791088
Historical marker on the electrification of rural New Hampshire.
Waymark Code: WM4XEY
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 10/09/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member silverquill
Views: 28

"On nearby Allen Road on December 4, 1939, the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative set its first utility pole, an important event in bringing electric service to the farms, mills, and homes of the New Hampshire countryside. A group of citizens formed the Cooperative and, with funding from the federal Rural Electrification Administration (REA), built and maintained its own power lines. By 2001, the member-owned Cooperative served more than 70,000 members and remained the state's only electric cooperative." ~ text of marker
Marker Name: Lighting Up Rural New Hampshire

Official Marker Number: 182

Marker Type: Official NH State

Marker Location: Lempster

Date Marker Established: 2002

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