Water to gas to electric

A gas utility served Lakeville beginning in 1898. A baker’s dozen years later, residents learned about a new utility: electricity.

At a Lakeville Business Men’s Association meeting, Donald T. Warner and John S. Perkins, president and treasurer, respectively, of Lakeville Gas Co., spoke against proposed state legislation that would enable the Sharon Electric Light Co. to distribute its power in Salisbury and Lakeville, according to a story in this newspaper for Feb. 20, 1913.

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