The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 50, July 1946 - April, 1947 Page: 48
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
in each of the War Bond sales campaigns and provided more
than a thousand men for military service during the war, in-
cluding a fully equipped, completely staffed, and well-trained
unit of the Medical Detachment of Texas National Guard, 142nd
Infantry, 36th Division. Sixty gold stars on the huge Honor
Roll, erected by the American Legion in honor of men and
women in service during the war, represent that number of
Electra men who gave their lives for freedom.
Other data concerning Electra are: population last federal
census, 5,446; commission form of government; municipal and
school tax rate $2.00 per $100; municipally-owned light and
power plant, also served by Texas Electric Service Company;
abundant natural gas for domestic and industrial use; adequate
water supply and postwar plans include improving and extend-
ing sewer system; tax-supported public library; well-equipped
fire department and low insurance rate; fertile soil, growing
vegetables, fruit, and flowers; average rainfall twenty-four
inches per year; altitude above sea level 1,229 feet.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 50, July 1946 - April, 1947, periodical, 1947; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101117/m1/64/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.