Related Web Sites:
Milwaukee County History, 1850-1940|
Milwaukee Vintage Postcards
The Infrastructure that Supports Us
"The Making of Milwaukee" by John Gurda
Read More About It
"Milwaukee: a Chronological and Documentary History, 1673-1977" by George Lankevich
"The History of Electricity" by Robert Snedden
"Electrifying America: Social Meanings of a New Technology, 1880-1940" by David E. Nye
Networks of Power: Electrification in Western Society, 1880-1930" by Thomas P. Hughes
The Newhall House burned down in 1883. See the January 10 entry.
Before electricity, did communities have street lights?
When did your community first get electricity?
How do communities generate electricity?
Newspapers on BadgerLink
Wisconsin Historical Society
Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about electric service in early Wisconsin:
1614: Indian princess Pocahontas marries colonist John Rolfe.
U.S. historical events that occurred on April 5: