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Lights out for Pattonsburg in 1931

In 1914, the City of Pattonsburg built their first municipal light plant, but it was sold in 1922.

A few months after the transaction, it was destroyed by fire. An old engine was brought in to town to keep the service going. Being an old machine, it took several men to get it started every night. Every time a cylinder fired, the lights would blink.

A new plant was soon

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