POWER: Electrified Thumb

Michigan resembles a left hand turned palm downward, and its remotest part is The Thumb. One day last fortnight in the little town of Ubly farmers from the three northern counties of The Thumb—Huron, Tuscola, Sanilac—gathered for a band concert, a baseball game, a celebration grander than any county fair. Michigan's Governor Frank Murphy, a Huron County boy, was there to make a speech. But the biggest attraction in Ubly was a giant generator, whose 3,000 horsepower was ready, when the switch was pulled, to gallop over 542 miles of newly strung...

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