Rural Electrification

Rural Electrification (HMCEG)

Location: Richland Center, WI 53581 Richland County
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N 43° 20.583', W 90° 30.236'

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This farm was the first in Wisconsin to obtain central station electric power from a rural electric cooperative. The farm home was constructed and wired for electric service by James Hanold in 1917. The Richland Cooperative Electric Association, incorporated January 8, 1936, energized the first section of its rural electric system built into this area and connected this farm to its lines on May 7, 1937.
Loan funds, available to all electric power suppliers to aid in electrifying rural America, were obtained from the Rural Electrification Administration, created by executive order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt May 11, 1935, and continued as an agency of our federal government by Act of Congress May 20, 1936.
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number153
Year Placed1966
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 11:39pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 702318 N 4801936
Decimal Degrees43.34305000, -90.50393333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 20.583', W 90° 30.236'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 20' 34.98" N, 90° 30' 14.16" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6850 Unnamed Road, Richland Center WI 53581, US
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