Mildred Watkins Chandler, wife of Kentucky Governor, Happy Chandler, is hesitant about one of the big initiatives her husband is spearheading: bringing electricity to rural farms. She understands the benefits, but wonders if anyone is considering the costs: What do we give up when we increase speed, productivity, and efficiency? Lucky for her, one of those rural farmers feels the same way.
Note: Though this is historical fiction and the characters have been developed to accommodate a story, their attributes and development may be useful as reference points and inspirations.
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FIFTY Study Page: Kentucky - "Electrification"
Citizens of Kentucky considered both the benefits and cost of bringing electricity to rural farms in 1953. This story from the FIFTY collection is historical fiction. The characters can be useful as reference points and inspirations. Read about our suggested topics for investigation!