Great-granddaughter of Basin Electric original incorporator shares history

Angela Scott is the great-granddaughter of Oscar Torstenson, an incorporator of Basin Electric from Minnesota Valley Cooperative Light and Power Association.

She found the incorporator feature and Basin Electric’s 50th anniversary plans on the Internet and she and her husband decided to come to the celebration. Watch her talk about the experience.

Scott has shared several photos from Oscar’s rural electric collection with Basin Electric.

Minnesota Valley Cooperative Light and Power Association

Oscar Torstenson and an unidentified girl pose in front of first truck and first building of Minnesota Valley Light and Power Association.

Minnesota Valley Cooperative Light and Power Association

Oscar Torstenson (second from right) on his travels to Washington, DC, on co-op business.

Co-op rally at Washinton, DC

Torstenson (sixth from right) with co-op group in front of the capitol.

Oscar Torstenson

Torstenson sits on a tree stump with an unidentified man in front of his barn and new electric pole.

Oscar Torstenson

This photo is taken at Oscar Torstenson’s home. Pounding in the stake for the electric pole is Selma, Oscar's wife, while Marlys, their daughter, is watching. The men in the photo are not known.

Angela and Mike Scott

Angela and Mike Scott at the Basin Electric 50th anniversary celebration.

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