Friday, February 6, 2009

They couldn't pay their utility bills so...

During the Great Depression customers of the city-owned power plant in Clay Center who couldn't pay their utility bills were given the opportunity to work off their debt.
Their work resulted in Utility Park. In 1934 Better Homes and Gardens awarded the park its highest community honor with a More Beautiful America Achievement Award.
This bronze plaque at 4th and Pomeroy commemorating the award is found on the large red glacial rock.
Pretty neat.
Is anyone reading this that knows more of that story?

Clay Center's response to a hard time helps "Get Kansas!"
KE #2 Marci Penner


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