Electric Cooperative Growth
1914 - present

Mid-1930's
90% of rural homes had no electric service.
May 11, 1935
President Roosevelt established the Rural Electrification Administration (REA).
By 1949
Rural electric systems doubled, consumers more than tripled, miles of line grew more than five-fold.
By 1953
> 90% of U.S. farms had electricity.
Photo: Cuivre River Elec. Co-op (Troy, MO)
Photo: Cuivre River Elec. Co-op (Troy, MO)