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Help Us Tell Our Story

Help Us Tell Our Story

In 2014, Sam Houston Electric Cooperative will proudly celebrate 75 years of providing reliable, affordable power to East Texas residents.

As we prepare for a year of celebration, we’re asking our member-owners for a little help.

Rural electrification boomed in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Sam Houston EC first brought service to 661 member-owners in Polk, San Jacinto, Walker and Liberty Counties in the early 1940s. And by 1951, our membership had grown to 7,500 members.

That fast-paced growth left most of our early years as a Cooperative sparsely documented.

We’re on the lookout for photos and memorabilia from these early years. Whether it be line construction, the day the lights first came on at your home, or even memories from a former employee, it’s all an important part of our history.

Help us share and preserve these events for future generations. If you have any photos, memorabilia or stories from our formative years, we’d love for you to share. Stop by one of our offices, give us a call at 1-800-458-0381.