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for The State Vol. 9 Issue 1, June 1941
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William States Lee was a pioneer in harnessing water power to generate electricity. His genius coupled with the money of James B. Duke created the Southern Power Company, later to be called the Duke Power Company. Lee connected electricity sources with customers using the then new transmission wires and soon companies switched from steam to electricity.
Powell recounts the days after the end of the Civil War when Governor Zebulon Vance left Raleigh and was later taken prisoner at his home in Statesville.