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Tour the ProjectsElectric Nation

A New Debate

A New Debate

Thanks in part to Samuel Insull, the issue of rural electrification spawned a great national battle. Should so much power over such a crucial force be vested in the hands of private corporations? Or should the government take a hand in stringing the wires into the hinterlands?

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Great Projects: The Building of America


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