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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.

Publication Date

3-18-2017

Volume

3

Issue

12

Publisher

County of Orleans

City

Albion

Keywords

Village of Albion, Businesses, Orleans County, History of Electricity

Disciplines

Public History | United States History

Albion Erects First Electric Pole Nearly 130 Years Ago

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