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One Giant Leap: How the Cooperative Difference Transformed Rural America


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In the 1930s, only ten percent of rural Americans had access to electricity. In April 1936, farmers and business people in Tarboro, North Carolina formed a cooperative to apply for help from the Rural Electrification Administration to build a member-owned electric distribution system. This led to North Carolina’s first electric co-op and remains thriving today as Edgecombe-Martin County EMC.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 41 Issue 10, Oct 2009, p12-13, il, por  (Periodical website)
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