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First rural electric hookup in North Dakota commemorative plaque, O. Pierson farm, York, N.D.
First rural electric hookup in North Dakota commemorative plaque, O. Pierson farm, York, N.D.
TitleFirst rural electric hookup in North Dakota commemorative plaque, O. Pierson farm, York, N.D.
Date of Original198-
DescriptionThe plaque commemorating the fact that the O. Pierson farm near York (N.D.) was the first Rural Electric hookup in North Dakota (1937-11-24) is shown against a snowy backdrop. The plaque is afixed to a large fieldstone at the site.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectRural views
Subject (LCTGM)Electrical apparatus
Snow
Commemorations
LocationYork (N.D.)
Decade1980-1989
Item Number32BE23-01
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryThe O. Pierson farmstead was a "catalog house" ordered from the Gordon Vantine Company in Davenport, Iowa in 1923 by Ralph Pierson. The Arts and Crafts style of the house was popular in North Dakota at that time. Ralph's son Orville began running the family farm in 1950. Since the catalog house came already equipped with electrical wiring,, when Baker Electric Cooperative, Inc. ran its first transmission lines between Harlow ansd Balta and then the second line to York it was a simple matter to hook the home up to electricity. The lights first went on in the Pierson home 1937-11-24. The home was entered into the National Register of Historic Places 1985-08-29.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Archaeology and Historic Preservation Division Collection
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (32BE23-01)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh32BE2301
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