Mayor Lyman F. Giddens Brings Electric Plant to Ray City ~ 1922

Ray City Light Plant - September 18, 1923

Ray City Light Plant – September 18, 1923

On July 21, 1922 the Atlanta Journal Constitution;

Ray City to Install Electric Light Plant

Milltown, Ga., July 21. –(Special.)  Ray City is soon to have electric lights and waterworks.

Mayor L. F. Giddens has closed the contract with McGraw & Co., of Thomasville, to put in the plant. All material is bought and expected any day. Work has begun on wiring the homes, and this part of the work will be completed by August 1.

The contract also has been let for boring a well near the dam, and the city will be piped as soon as possible, to give the people both electric lights and waterworks. They will own their own hydro-electric plant.

Bonds have been sold to take care of the expense. 

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1 Comment

  1. Phyllis said,

    November 8, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Lyman Giddens was my grandaddy. I remember my Mother telling
    me that at 10 o’clock the lights would blink and you better get to
    bed or light a lamp because the plant would go down. Thanks so
    much for sharing this with me.

    Phyllis


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