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Read online @ B A K K E N O I L B I Z . C O M / d i g i t a l - j o u r n a l 13 ➤ continued, pg 14 LET THERE BE LIGHT Most of us don't know a time when homes were lit with kerosene lamps. Long before the Great Depression, city dwellers enjoyed electric lights, water pumps, washing ma- chines, electric ovens, refrigeration, electric motors, radios and other new technologies. However, those who lived in rural America, Changing with the Times By CHRIS BISCHOF beyond the reach of transmission lines carrying electricity, waited a long time for those benefits. Slowly but surely change was on the way. To combat the devastation of the Depression, the administration of President Franklin Roosevelt undertook a number of massive programs aimed at rebuilding the nation's economy. One New Deal program focused on rural electric de- "When I was nine years old they turned the power on. We never had electricity at our place (before that). We used to have to study at night and we just had an old kerosene lamp, but when we got electricity, you could turn it on and sit anywhere in the house and read," said Keith Willard, former Basin Electric employee living near Belle Fourche, SD. Basin Electric Power Cooperative –

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