Jerry Plemmons:
Well, I can remember after the Second World War seeing the contract crews in the county building the lines out into the rural communities. There was electricity in and around Marshall prior to the war, but out in the outlying areas there was little or no electricity. I say little or no – CP&L had lined Hot Springs, where they served the resort community in earlier years. A few people right along that line were able to get electricity. Many people along that line that wanted electricity were not able to get it, because CP&L wouldn't run the lines very far away from that transmission line to Hot Springs.

- Jerry Plemmons, a lifetime Madison County resident and energy conservation consultant

Interview with Jerry Plemmons by Rob Amberg, November 10, 2000, Interview K-0506, in the Southern Oral History Program Collection #4007, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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