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Rural Electrification
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On November 14, 1935, the rural electrification movement got its start in Piqua with the installation of the first electric pole financed by the Rural Electrification Administration (REA). In partnership with the Miami Rural Electrification Cooperative, Inc., the pole was constructed to support a power line of 103 miles, bringing electricity to nearly 700 farms in the county. At the time the REA was established by the federal government, only 10% of the rural population had electricity. Today, electric cooperative lines reach more than 10 million consumers in 47 states
Marker has been replaced by 10-55
Piqua, OH 45356
Municipal Power Plant