Industrial, Agricultural and Recreational Map of Randolph, Clay and parts of Greene Counties, Arkansas
Kennedy, Jon; Clay County Electric Cooperative Corporation
The Clay County Electric Cooperative Corporation was founded in 1938. Willie Wiredhand was created on October 30, 1950, by Andrew McLay as Willie the Wired Hand (a play on the phrase "hired hand"). McLay was a freelance artist working for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) at the time. In February 1951, the NRECA chose Willie the Wired Hand as their mascot. His name was changed to Willie Wiredhand in short order, and he is still the mascot of many rural electric co-ops today.
This map of Randolph, Clay, and parts of Greene County Arkansas shows different industrial, recreational, and agricultural features of the area. Its design was once used as a placemat at the Hillcrest Restaurant in Pocahontas, Arkansas. The region the map shows is the service territory of the Clay County Electric Cooperative Corporation, which provided the map. It includes a small section of Lawrence County, but none of its features are on the map.
Clay County (Ark.); Greene County (Ark.); Randolph County (Ark.); Lawrence County (Ark.)
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Industrial, Agricultural and Recreational Map of Randolph, Clay and parts of Greene Counties, Arkansas, Map 0175, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.
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