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And the lights came on in Sheffield…

Below is an interesting bit of history for Sheffield and Colbert County, Alabama:
LIGHTS FOR SHEFFIELD
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Messrs. J. A. May and C. B. Ashe Lease Light and Water Plants
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TUSCUMBIA, Jan. 8. An important deal for Sheffield, in which Mr. J. A. May, of Tuscumbia, is interested, was consummated several days ago.
Mr. J. A. May and Mr. C. B. Ashe, of Sheffield, have leased the property of Consolidated Water, Light & Power Company, of Sheffield, and will operate the electric light plant.
It is probable that Tuscumbia will have a telephone exchange of its own in the near future. The Citizen’s Telephone Company, of Florence, contemplates establishing an exchange in this city, which will also be connected with the Florence exchange. The Citizen’s Company has been contesting the field in Florence with the Bell Telephone Company for a year, and has many subscribers.[Source:¬†Daily Mercury¬†newspaper, published in Huntsville, Alabama, 9 Jan 1897, Page 3, Column 5]
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