SEGMENT: ELECTRIFICATION, FARMS VS. TOWNS, & FARM FACILITIES

James N. Price>UIS Collection N-R>UIS Collection N-R, Segment 12

SEGMENT: ELECTRIFICATION, FARMS VS. TOWNS, & FARM FACILITIES,

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FAMILY
Looking at pictures and talking about them, he tells about relatives.
ELECTRIFICATION
One relative, Brack, helped wire the house for electricity. In their area, even with the REA, they had to wire them selves. Run a main wire up through the attic and old upstairs and put in boxes and receptacles, drop a wire down in a room that had a light bulb on it.
FARMS VS. TOWNS
Notes electricity & indoor plumbing came earlier to towns. Mentions out houses in towns. Indoor plumbing wasn't common until the 1940s in rural areas.
FARM FACILITIES
While looking at photo album James mentions smokehouse and chicken house in back and the barn. Mentions old log barn near stock well.
CHURCH
Grandmother grew the grapes and made the grape juice and baked the bread weekly for communion. She taught eighth grade Sunday school for fifty years.