"Four Horsemen of the Lines"

"Four Horsemen of the Lines" (HM17BU)

Location: Horton, KS 66439 Brown County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 40.262', W 95° 31.625'

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Unquestionably the most widely published photograph in rural electrification history captures high drama and momentum as the last miles of line are pulled only the day before energization for the Brown-Atchison Electric Cooperative Association, Inc. Horton, Kansas on March 31, 1938.

Crew members on the truck were local farmers hired by a Kansas City, Missouri contractor; wages earned by the farmer-linemen went to wire their farm homes.

Crew from left to right:
Lind Jacobson, Junior Adams, Elmer Krebs and Karl Jacobson, all destined to become legend as rural electrification's "Four Horsemen of the Lines".
HM NumberHM17BU
Placed ByBrown-Atchison Electric Cooperative Association, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 1:38am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 283244 N 4394298
Decimal Degrees39.67103333, -95.52708333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 40.262', W 95° 31.625'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 40' 15.72" N, 95° 31' 37.50" W
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Area Code(s)785, 913
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1700-1798 Central Ave, Horton KS 66439, US
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