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Rural electrification: a lineman at work

Original caption: "Portrait of America. No. 36. Rural electrification in the U.S. Far out on the western plains of America a lineman adjusts the top wire of a rural electrification project which will bring power and light to remote U.S. farms and communities miles from the nearest power plant. U.S. farmers' cooperatives are organized to secure rural electrification at cost on a non-profit basis. There are over 6,000,000 farms in America and more than four out of every ten are now electrified."

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