First Rural Electric Cooperative
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358
N 42° 47.163 W 096° 49.644
14T E 677701 N 4739345
Site of the first rural electric cooperative in South Dakota.
Waymark Code: WMZRX
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 11/26/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
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In 1935, nearly 90% of rural America was without electricity. President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 7037, creating the Rural Electrification Administration (REA). With the financial assistance of the REA, 99% of rural America is now electrified. 1,000 RECs serve 30,000,000 people nationwide. At this site in 1935, farmers from Clay and Union Counties held an historic meeting in Burbank, SD. Their purpose was to form a consumer-owned corporation which would allow the rural residents of this portion of SE SD with electricity.
Marker Name: First Rural Electric Cooperative

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text: Not listed

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