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One Giant Leap: How the Cooperative Difference Transformed Rural America

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.
Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 41 Issue 10, Oct 2009, p12-13, il, por  (Periodical website)
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