: Taken on February 9, 1906, this photograph shows an electric pole with a broken cross arm which caused a man named Whitney Davis to fall from the top of the pole. This photograph is part of the Columbus Railway, Power, and Light Company collection, consisting of 53 glass plate negatives with images related to the Columbus Railway, Power and Light Company in Columbus, Ohio. In the mid to late nineteenth century, there were many power and streetcar companies in Columbus, Ohio. These companies eventually merged into four main companies, and by 1914 all the remaining companies merged to form the Columbus Railway, Power and Light Company. In 1933, with 1,509 employees, the company was the largest employer in Columbus, Ohio. View on Ohio Memory.
: AV118_B02F01 Subjects
: Columbus (Ohio); Electric utilities; Ohio economy--Transportation and development; Accidents; Winter; Horse-drawn vehicles Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)