Tag: rural texas

Coffee Table Book Blog

This Day in Texas History: REA Brings Electricity to Rural Texas

This Day in Texas History: REA Brings Electricity to Rural Texas March 09, 1936 On this day in 1936, a fifty-eight-mile power line near Bartlett, Texas, was energized, according to some sources the first in the nation under the Rural Electrification Administration. When President Franklin D. Roosevelt began the REA in May 1935, only about…
Read more

12/20/2012 Daily Photo – R.F.D.

While driving the back roads between Tyler and Ben Wheeler, I spotted this dilapidated mailbox with a scrap of fluorescent pink plastic ribbon attached. ¬†With a horse grazing in the background, this composition just said “Rural Texas” to me. How about you? Find this on page 53 of Texas As I See It R.F.D. (LIKE…
Read more

%d bloggers like this: