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Old Photo 9-3-13

| September 2, 2013 7:01 PM

Countdown to Electric It takes five kerosene lamps to keep the David J. Winn family going on a Yaak Valley farm. Their valley is one of the last settled places in the nation to be without central station electric power. The lamps will become souvenirs this fall when the first section of a new power line is built. Left to right are Bryant, 15; Glenda, 12; Naomi, 9; Clifton, 7; David, 16, and Mr. and Mrs. Winn. The Winns will be among the Yaak Valley residents who will get central station electrical power from the line which Northern Lights, Inc., rural electric cooperative will bring to the area. Photo from the Oct. 10, 1963, files of The Western News.