Mike Worcester, "Radios Come to Cokato." In The Midst Of, Cokato Historical Society (October, 2004) vol. 24 no. 4.
The reception was fuzzy, the antenna took a while to set up, and the equipment at the telephone office caused too much interference. Despite these hurdles, in the summer of 1922, a new technological wonder was introduced to the people of the town. In 1922, radios came to Cokato.
Article by Irene Bender from the Cokato Historical Society's newsletter In the Midst Of, Summer, 1992, Vol. 12 No. 3.
June 16 seemed to be a normal day at the Cokato Museum at four thirty. The alarm was set. That evening a storm moved through Meeker County where I live; my husband and I went to the basement for about ten minutes. After the strong wind and some hail, we went back to bed. The phone rang about one o'clock. City Clerk Peggy Carlson said some windows were
broken in the museum. My first thought was the skylight in the Akerlund Studio. She said it was not broken.
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