S.C. Public Power District observing 75th anniversary

The majority of Nuckolls County residents do not remember what life was like without electricity but 75 years ago the South Central Public Power District was being organized to provide electrical energy to the rural areas. While electrical power was earlier provided in communities, it did not come to much of the rural areas until the Rural Electrification Administration was organized. President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order No. 7037 on May 11, 1935, to create the administration.

The movement to provide electricity in the rural area gained ground rapidly but was slowed by the advent...


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