Electric Lighting

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Electric Lighting

When was the last time you lived without electric lights? Maybe a thunderstorm, hurricane, or blizzard caused a power outage in your neighborhood. Many of us feel so uncomfortable without electricity …

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Rural Electrification

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Rural Electrification

Electric Lighting Inquiry Unit

Download PDF Visit Source 1 Visit Source 2 An advertisement for the Rural Electrification Administration and a photograph showing an ERA electric meter on the side of a farmer's house.…

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Loading/Icing Refrigerated Cars

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Loading/Icing Refrigerated Cars

Refrigerated Rail Car Inquiry Unit

A photo of 3 men loading strawberries into a refrigerated car and a photo of 2 men "icing" a refrigerated car, both courtesy of the Library of Congress. Download PDF Visit Source 1 Visit Sour…

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Refrigerated Rail Car

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Refrigerated Rail Car

Some technology is so woven into our lives that we barely notice it. We go about our daily routines without giving it a thought, yet, were it not for these advancements, our routines would be very dif…

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