INDUSTRY: New Life in Wyoming

Wearing the hard hat and leather belt of a lineman, Wyoming's Republican Senator Frank A. Barrett stepped up to a control panel in Casper, Wyo. last week. There he threw a switch inaugurating the biggest power transmission project in the history of his state, a 251-mile-long line linking Casper with Billings, Mont. At Billings the $7,200,000 line of the Pacific Power & Light Co. hooks into the big Pacific Northwest power pool. Next year the line will be extended from Casper to nearby Glenrock, Wyo., to link up a $23 million steam...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!