This week (specifically 12/27) marks the 120th anniversary of electricity coming to DeLand. DeLand was the first city in Florida to have electricity.
The benefactor supplying the street lights was John Stetson, of the Stetson Hat company, and namesake of Stetson University. He needed a bigger generator for his factory in Fairport, NY. He was one of the directors of the new power company, and used his old smaller generator here. The first generator donated by Stetson was the fourth generator made by Thomas Edison himself.We have progressed a little since then. Look at the huge period of time that has passed in the spectrum of world history, and how much has been accomplished in the last 100 years, and even more so the last 20 years. Absolutely amazing, and stunning to think what the future may hold, even in our lifetime!