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Near Saegertown in Crawford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rural Electrification

 
 
Rural Electrification Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 21, 2012
1. Rural Electrification Marker
Inscription. Here on August 5, 1936, the State's first rural electric pole was placed by the Northwestern Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Incorporated on April 30, 1936, this was Pennsylvania's first such cooperative. By 1941, thirteen more had been formed in this State.
 
Erected 1986 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 42.136′ N, 80° 6.102′ W. Marker is near Saegertown, Pennsylvania, in Crawford County. Marker is on Pennsylvania Route 198 0.7 miles east of Center Street (Pennsylvania Route 86), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located on Route 198 at Woodcock Creek Lake Dam Day Use area. Marker is in this post office area: Saegertown PA 16433, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McGill House (approx. 2.8 miles away); Bishop James M. Thoburn (approx. 4.3 miles away); Allegheny College (approx. 4.4 miles away); Baldwin House (approx. 4.6 miles away); Hillcrest (approx. 4.7 miles away); Birthplace of the Direct Primary (approx. 5 miles away); Crawford County (approx. 5.1 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. 5.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Rural Electrification - Behind the Marker
Rural Electrification Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 21, 2012
2. Rural Electrification Marker
. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on October 22, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
First Pole Co-Op Electric Power image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 21, 2012
3. First Pole Co-Op Electric Power
Set here August 5, 1936
Northwestern Rural Electric Co-Operative Association, Inc.
The first of thirteen electric co-operatives in Pennsylvania
One of over 1,000 R.E.A. co-operatives in U.S.A.
(Sign is located approximately .3 miles west of the Rural Electrification marker)
First Pole Co-Op Electric Power sign image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 21, 2012
4. First Pole Co-Op Electric Power sign
Set here August 5, 1936
Northwestern Rural Electric Co-Operative Association, Inc.
The first of thirteen electric co-operatives in Pennsylvania
One of over 1,000 R.E.A. co-operatives in U.S.A.
(Sign is located approximately .3 miles west of the Rural Electrification marker)
Woodcock Creek Lake Day Use Area image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 21, 2012
5. Woodcock Creek Lake Day Use Area
 
 
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