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Unit 7: Set 3. Modernization on North Dakota Farms - Electricity

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Pauline Olson letter about electricty
In an uncharacteristically large print, Pauline joyfully
welcomed electricity to her home with sufficient
power to run a refrigerator, a vacuum, and an
electric cream separator. It was September 1949. 

cream separator advertisment
This De Laval Cream Separator is probably like the
one that Pauline Olson purchased as soon as she
had electricity in her house. Most of these models
can be turned by hand or by motor.

In an uncharacteristically large print, Pauline joyfully welcomed electricity to her home with sufficient power to run a refrigerator, a vacuum, and an electric cream separator. It was September 1949.

Sept. Gene is home & slowly getting better.

And in the long wait for

REA. We at last got the High High line going

This day of September 2 nd. Off went 32 volt

On went 110.

Took 12 years before it came

Pretty Late in life to get this –

We had to buy cream separator new.
Payed $100.00 for it exchanged the other.
The wiring cost us $316.98 on house and Barn
The Philco Fri [Refrigerator?] cost us 330 – 25.00 = $305.00
The vacuum cost
Cream Seperator $100.00

736.98 1100

401.70 401

1138.68 1501

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