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Candy, Electricity: 1940

Candy, Electricity: 1940

September 1940. "Main street in Montrose, Colorado." Special guest appearance by Reddy Kilowatt. Medium format negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

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Electric co-ops

http://www.montrosehistory.org/western-colorado-power-company

Interesting history of providing power to rural areas. Few people realize electric cooperatives supply power to over half of the US land mass.

[Almost three-quarters of the country by land area, but only 11 percent of kilowatt-hours consumed. - Dave]

Car ID

L-R: 1937 DeSoto, 1936 Ford, 1931 Chevrolet, 1930 Chevrolet, 1936 Chevrolet, 1938 Chevrolet, Buick?, 1937 Chevrolet, 1940 Ford, 1937 Hudson

Reddy has left the building

And his building has left as well, but the adjacent buildings beyond it appear to have survived. Interestingly, the bank location is still still a bank, but the beautiful old structure is long gone.

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