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Wabash, Indiana became the first city to utilize electric streetlights and the Village of Albion installed a system to replace gas lighting nearly six years after. With a starting capital of $18,000, E. K. Hart, William Swan, and George Barrell started the Albion Electric Light Company in 1889.
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