Out on the far reaches of the prairie one learned to live independently. Electricity didn’t show up in rural areas until the 30’s and then television was something way over there in the big city.
Wind chargers were used to generate their own electricity or a gas generator and there was usually 3-5 hours of electricity for lights and the radio. Hum electronic games, were checkers or cards.
Then to get a TV signal was to build a tower to the clouds and maybe get a snowy dim picture. What some people used to get the antenna up in the air is amazing or harness the wind.
This is one of those forgotten towns. It is my understanding an ole duffer lived out here that was quite the welder and he built all types of things. These are but a couple of things he put togather over the years. He built a lighthouse of parts and when he passed on the locals were afraid of vandals so it was moved to a neighboring town and is part of the museum collection.