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Mar 24

Rural Electrification in Upson

Posted on March 24, 2020 at 4:33 PM by Jamesan Gramme

Here's something to be thankful about while home bound: rural electricity!

Thanks to the Rural Electrification Administration, a New Deal project under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, some 400 people of Upson County began to receive electricity in their homes. A first for many!

(Thomaston Times, April 2, 1937)

It was all thanks to a staggering light bill received by FDR, when staying at his Georgia home, The Little White House. The bill was said to be four times greater than those he received in New York.

FDR in GA: Georgia Encyclopedia