Building the lines

Building the lines
"First we staked the lines, then we'd take a double-bit ax and a cross-cut saw and clear the right-of-way, then we take shovels and dig the holes. Then, we'd set the poles. If it was in an open field where we could back up a truck, we use it to set the pole, a 35-foot pole. We gradually got some winch trucks, but in those days they tried to put as many people as they could to work." Joe Dacus, WCEC lineman from 1945-1984. | Source: Wood County Electric Cooperative, Inc.
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