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Electric Companies & Electricity

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Electricity Firsts in Wheeling:

  ▶ Incandescent Light Comes to Wheeling, 1887
  ▶ First Electric Street Car in Wheeling, 1888
  ▶ Municipal Electric Street Lights Come to Wheeling, 1892
    ▶ Lights First Turned On, April 23, 1892 

Electric Companies:

  ▶ Wheeling Electrical Company
  ▶ Wheeling Electric Company 

Electric Power Plants:

  ▶ 42nd Street Plant
  ▶ John B. Garden Sub-station

Electric Streetcars:

  ▶ See Transportation > Streetcars

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