On Their Own Power: The Story of Michigan’s Electric Cooperatives [Co-ops]

By: Kuhl, Raymond G.

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Hardcover with dust jacket, burgundy cloth with gilt spine and cover titles, 18 by 26 cm, 192 pp., illus. Very good with light signs of wear and some sun fading on the spine of the jacket. From the front flap: “The men and women who created and guided rural electric cooperatives since the 1930s have built institutions that are American classics today. They’ve stood the test of time, enduring many struggles against powerful corporations and skeptics. This is the story of how a few hundred Michigan farmers took it upon themselves to start their own utilities so they could get electricity and have a better life. Their electric co-ops have grown to be an important segment of Michigan business – and probably the biggest factor in raising the rural standard of living to that of urban areas. On Their Own Power is the first and only book to tell the story of Michigan’s electric Cooperatives from their birth in the 1930s to the “new era” of electric utilities in the 1990s. It is a close-up account of how people with vision and determination reached their goal to light their homes and put electricity to work on their farms. It is filled with first-hand testimonials and experiences of the people who blazed the trail for electric cooperatives. Historical sketches of each of the 13 original electric cooperatives are also presented in the book, along with dozens of photographs depicting the trials and triumphs of the rural electrification pioneers.”

Title: On Their Own Power: The Story of Michigan’s Electric Cooperatives [Co-ops]

Author Name: Kuhl, Raymond G.

Categories: Michigan,

Publisher: Okemos, MI, Michigan Electric Cooperative Association: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 3013