June 25, 1938— The big day has arrived!
At last the big day had arrived; on June 25, 1938, the lines in the first section “A” were energized. Imagine the excitement at having electric lights for the first time, having water pumps bring water into the house from the well and the unique new electrical appliances! For the farmer, a one-horse motor was the best hired hand he had ever had; it pumped water, sawed wood and lifted hay to the loft. Home life changed too; it was a toss-up whether electric irons or radios were the most popular item.
(San Luis Valley Historian, Volume XXVI #3, 1994)