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1940: Let’s Get at the Truth

This editorial on rural electricity from 1940 features a little cursing (a paraphrase of Mark Twain) in the subhead.

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1940: Everyone Is Afraid of Moths

Everyone may not be afraid of moths, as this 1940 ad asserts, but I know I am. Brrrrr. Who on earth was Von Schrader?

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1935: Electiicity on the Farm (sic)

Plans were moving ahead for electricity on the farm in 1935. Next post at 11 a.m.

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1960: Only Butter Can Be Butter

Willy Wiredhand touted the virtues of butter and the Nobles Cooperative Electric in 1960. Except earlier, his name was Willie Wirehand.  What happened, Willie? Did you pull a P. Diddy on us?

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1945: Electricity for Every Farm

The Daily Globe advocated electricity to every farm in 1945, partly, it seems, in relation to the war effort. Next post at 6 p.m.

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1960: What Will Spacemen Eat?

What will spacemen eat, asked this 1960 Nobles Cooperative Electric ad, tying in the future of farms with their ability to meet "space age" demands with, of course, electricity. Next post at 6 p.m.

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1935: Worthington Outgrowing Its Electrical Capacity

Worthington was outgrowing its electrical capacity in 1935. If they could see us now!

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1960: Rural Electrification Judges Willie Wirehand Awesome

Another Nobles Cooperative Electric ad starring the amazing Willie Wirehand, from 1960, touting the benefits of rural electrification.

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1960: Lanterns Good, Electricity Better

This 1960 Nobles County Co-Op Oil, Farmers Cooperative Company and Nobles Cooperative Electric advertisement recalls when farmers made do with lanterns when all their town relatives were using electricity. I wonder if we’ll be talking about broadband for farmers this … Continue reading

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1944: Electricity Demands Increase

Electricity demand increased in 1944, prompting this Daily Globe article, which included the following: "The new equipment, recently ordered from the Westinghouse people, will take months to build if no obstacles are encountered in clearing the contract with the war … Continue reading

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