WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
ELECTRICITY IN WASHINGTON COUNTY
HISTORYElectricity came to Leeds after the citizens got together to bring it in. It cost $75 to get it to each home. Telephone poles were run down the center of Main Street with wires then running out to each house.
On August 21, 1916, a meeting of Leeds citizens was held where it was decided to move the poles out of the street to the west side of the street.
POWER COMPANIESDixie Escalante Rural Electric Association
Dixie Power Company
Dixie Rural Electric Association
Escalante Valley Electric Association, Inc.
Littlefield Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Southern Utah Power Company
St. George Power
REFERENCES"Making The Desert Bloom: The Story of Water and Power in St. George"
Commemorating 50 years as a municipal water and power system 1942-1992.
Published by the City of St. George in 1991.
Wilma Cox Beal, "Leeds Historical Event in Bits & Pieces", pp. 55.
Note about electricity in St. George
Electrical World, Volume 62, Number 5, August 2, 1913, Page 262